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 (sĕl′yə-lās′, -lāz′)
Any of several enzymes produced chiefly by fungi, bacteria, and protozoans that catalyze the hydrolysis of cellulose.


(Biochemistry) any enzyme that converts cellulose to the disaccharide cellobiose
[C20: from cellulose + -ase]


(ˈsɛl yəˌleɪs, -ˌleɪz)

any of several enzymes, produced primarily by fungi and bacteria, that catalyze the hydrolysis of cellulose.
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The optimum ethanol fermentation conditions were determined through an orthogonal design to include a cellulase concentration of 100 U/g, a yeast extract concentration of 15 g/L, and a KH2PO4 concentration of 1.
Silage additives such as bacteria inoculants and cellulase enzymes have played an important role in improving silage quality and nutrient digestibility [14].
The work reported in this article was carried to study characterization of cellulase of Trichoderma viride.
Therefore, it is possible to produce large quantities of cellulase using materials like lignocellulosic residues, which have much lower costs and would allow for large economically viable bioconversions (Chandra, Kalra, Sharma, Kumar, & Sangwan, 2010)
Supplementation of 2% OPFP treated with 20 U xylanase, 20 U cellulase, and 10 U cellulase/10 U xylanase increased the EPS production by strain SLC 13.
Aerobic microorganisms usually use the free cellulase mechanism (noncomplexed cellulase systems) to digest cellulose; for example the fungi, Trichoderma reesei, Humicola insolens and Phanerochaete chrysosporium, and bacteria belonging to the genera Cellulomonas, Thermobifida, and Bacillus, always produce individual cellulases, including endoglucanase, exoglucanase, and a-glucosidase (Lynd et al.
For example, following detection of a cellulase in the mud crab Scylla serrata (Forsskal.
The Pathway Technology combination of cellulase enzyme and Cellunator high-shear milling equipment produces up to 2.
which are responsible for the production of cellulase (the enzyme which digests the fiber cellulose) are snipped off and transferred to another microbe, E.
As in the human body, there is no cellulase, which helps to decompose cellulose; it degrades very slowly, but after some time it is resorbed.

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