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cellulase

 [sel´u-lās]
a concentrate of cellulose-splitting enzymes derived from Aspergillus niger and other sources; used as a digestive aid.

cel·lu·lase

(sel'yū-lās),
Enzyme catalyzing the hydrolysis of 1,4-β-glucoside links in cellulose, lichenin, and other β-d-glucans; found in a variety of microorganisms in soil and in the digestive tracts of herbivores. Used to produce digestive tablets and in the removal of cellulose from foods for special diets.

cellulase

(sĕl′yə-lās′, -lāz′)
n.
Any of several enzymes produced chiefly by fungi, bacteria, and protozoans that catalyze the hydrolysis of cellulose.

cel·lu·lase

(sel'yū-lās)
An enzyme catalyzing the hydrolysis of 1,4-β-glucoside links in cellulose. Used to produce digestive tablets and in the removal of cellulose from foods for special diets.

cellulase

an ENZYME capable of splitting CELLULOSE into glucose, used particularly in the softening or digestion of plant cell walls. Most animals are not capable of producing cellulase and therefore of digesting plant material themselves, relying instead on a variety of gut microorganisms to produce the enzyme and then absorbing the glucose product (see CAECUM). Cellulase is also produced in large quantities in the ABSCISSION layer formed in leaf stalks of higher plants, causing a weakening of cell walls prior to leaf fall.
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However, there is very limited information available on sorghum silage fermentation and in vitro methane production when treated with microbiological additives and cellulase enzyme in the tropics.
A large number of research studies describe cellulases from different sources but the focus has been mostly on microbial cellulases particularly those from thermophilic fungi due to their characteristic to convert widely encountered cellulose occurring in plants into sugar and alcohol in context of food and energy.
Ricart, Blue native-PAGE analysis of Trichoderma harzianum Secretome Reveals Cellulases and Hemicellulases Working as Multienzymatic Complexes, Proteomics.
These values were used to express specific activity of cellulases and chitinases as rail per milligram of protein per minute.
reesei EBUV-3 possesses a higher cellulase activity and stronger saccharifying ability compared with the parent strain.
Nazir A, Soni R, Saini HS, Kaur A, Chadha BS (2010) Profiling differential expression of cellulases and metabolite footprints in Aspergillus terreus.
Among thermophilic bacteria, all isolates showed proteolytic activity and 77% produced amylases, but no one produced cellulases or chitinases.

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