Utilization of β-Glucosidase from Aspergillus Species in the Hydrolysis of Cellulose

  • Paula M. A. Nybergh
  • Michael J. Bailey


The batch hydrolysis of cellulose by Trichoderma reesei cellulase was found to be considerably enhanced by the addition of very small amounts of β-glucosidase derived from Aspergillus niger. Addition of larger amounts had no further effect. In simultaneous cellulose hydrolysis and alcohol fermentation experiments the addition of β-glucosidase from A. niger had no significant effect on alcohol production by the fermenting yeast.


Aspergillus Niger Culture Filtrate Glucose Yield Alcohol Fermentation Aspergillus Species 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paula M. A. Nybergh
    • 1
  • Michael J. Bailey
    • 1
  1. 1.Biotechnical LaboratoryTechnical Research Center of FinlandHelsinki 12Finland

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