Immobilization of Trichoderma reesei cells by radiation polymerization

  • M. Kumakura
  • I. Kaetsu
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Trichodermareesei cells were immobilized by radiation polymerization 2-hydroxyethyl acrylate monomer at low temperature. Cellulase production resulting from the growth of the cells in the porous polymer matrix of immobilized cell composites was confirmed by measuring the cellulase activity and pH during the culture.


Radiation Polymerization Immobilization Cellulase Polymer Matrix 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Kumakura
    • 1
  • I. Kaetsu
    • 1
  1. 1.Takasaki Radiation Chemistry Research EstablishmentJapan Atomic Energy Research InstituteTakasaki, GunmaJapan

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