Depending on the substrate, it can be divided into three types: two types (Pectinesterase and polygalacturonase) exist in higher plants and microorganisms, and one type (Pectin Depolymerase
) exists in microorganisms, especially in pathogenic microorganisms that infect plants.
is a very important part of the phage tail and many tail spike proteins have endoglycosidase activity by breaking down their polysaccharide receptors through hydrolyzation (40).
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Under unfavorable growth conditions Poly AY-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) is accumulated intracellular by many bacteria and the principal enzyme for the degradation of PHB is PHB depolymerase
. A number of thermophilic actinomycetes have been screened for PHB degradation on agar plats.
Moreover, a novel poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB) depolymerase
from a thermophilic Streptomyces sp.
Several amphiphilic proteins have been identified to be located on the surface of in vivo PHA granules including PhaC synthase, poly-beta-hydroxybutyrate depolymerase
(PhaZ), and granule-associated protein (PhaP) (44).
Effect of Methanobrevibacter sp MF1 Inoculation on Glycoside Hydrolase and Polysaccharide Depolymerase
Activities, Wheat Straw Degradation and Volatile Fatty Acid Concentrations in the Rumen of Gnotobiotically-reared Lambs.
 found that P(3HB-co-3HV) degraded faster than P(3HB) in a medium with PHA depolymerase
. However, Boyandin et al.