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

Kaisa Poutanen, Jurgen 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
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1986
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

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