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Enzymatic Production of Sugars from Hemicellulose

  • G. B. Oguntimein
  • J. R. Frederick
  • A. R. Fratzke
  • M. M. Frederick
  • P. J. Reilly

Abstract

For many years there has been an intense research effort to unlock the secrets of the enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose. More recently the breakdown of lignin by enzymes has drawn interest. Comparatively neglected has been the enzymatic hydrolysis of the third major component of cellulosic materials, hemicellulose. Yet no breakdown of native cellulose is likely to be economically feasible without incorporating a means to hydrolyze the hemicelluloses that may comprise up to 30% of the total dry weight.

Keywords

Acetate Buffer Crude Enzyme Native Cellulose Fraction Band Final Specific Activity 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. B. Oguntimein
    • 1
  • J. R. Frederick
    • 1
  • A. R. Fratzke
    • 1
  • M. M. Frederick
    • 1
  • P. J. Reilly
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical Engineering and Nuclear EngineeringIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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