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Industrially important carbohydrate degrading enzymes from yeasts: Pectinases, chitinases, and β-1,3-glucanases
Published in Springer Netherlands
Pages: 673 - 691
Polysaccharide degrading enzymes are hydrolytic enzymes, which have a lot of industrial potential and also play a crucial role in carbon recycling. Pectinases, chitinases and glucanases are the three major polysaccharide degrading enzymes found abundantly in nature and these enzymes are mainly produced by fungal strains. Production of these enzymes by yeasts is advantageous over fungi, because the former are easily amenable to genetic manipulations and time required for growth and production is less than that of the latter. Several yeasts belonging to Saccharomyces, Pichia, Rhodotorula and Cryptococcus produce extracellular pectinases, glucanases and chitinases. This chapter emphasizes on the biological significance of these enzymes, their production and their industrial applications. © 2009 Springer Netherlands.
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JournalData powered by TypesetYeast Biotechnology: Diversity and Applications
PublisherData powered by TypesetSpringer Netherlands
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