The hydrolysis of steamed birchwood hemicellulose by enzymes produced by Trichoderma reesei and Aspergillus awamori

Kaisa Poutanen (Corresponding Author), Jürgen Puls, Matti Linko

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    The hemicellulase separated from birchwood by steaming and water extraction comprised mainly of acetyl- and 4-O-methyglucurono-substituted xylo-oligomers. The liberation of the acidic side groups affected the rate and yield of the enzymatic hydrolysis of the xylo-oligomers. The hemicellulase of Trichoderma reesei was superior to that of Aspergillus awamori both with respect to side group cleavage and xylose yield in hydrolysis.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)487-490
    JournalApplied Microbiology and Biotechnology
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 1986
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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