Industrial Applications of Fungal Enzymes

Part of the The Mycota book series (MYCOTA, volume 10)


Enzymatic processes for brewing, baking and production of alcohol have been applied since prehistoric time. Over the past many decades the identification and production of the isolated active components have enabled a wealth of new possibilities. In fact, the catalysts themselves became the foundation of a completely new biotechnology-based industry and a wealth of new applications in industries, such as detergents, textile, leather, forest products, animal feed, fuel ethanol and food. All enzyme classes, apart from ligases, are represented among the industrial enzymes. Hydrolases are by far the most applied enzyme class and used in all major industries. Fungi have been and continue to be an important source of enzymes, both in terms of their role as a source for biological diversity and as a host for production of industrial enzyme products.


Starch Granule Cocoa Butter Fermentable Sugar Bacterial Origin Industrial Enzyme 
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  1. 1.Novozymes A/SBagsværdDenmark

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