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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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5L, Novozymes A/S, Denmark) and cellobiase (Novozym 188, Novozymes A/S, Denmark) were added at 60 FPU per g glucan loading (FPU = filter paper unit) and 64 pNPGU per g glucan (pNPG = p-Nitrophenyl [beta]-D-glucoside), respectively and incubated for 72 hours.
Cellulase is a multienzyme complex that consists of three major enzymes, endo-1, 4 glucanase, cellobiohydrolase and cellobiase (7).
2001) observed an increase in production of endoglucanase, filter paper activity and cellobiase in two to fourfold of mutated T.
Finally, cellobiase acts by cleaving the [beta]-1,4 glycosidic bond of cellobiose and small oligosaccharide molecules with release of monomeric sugars (WOOD; McCARE, 1979; BHAT, 2000).