The xylanolytic enzyme system of Trichoderma reesei

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The xylanolytic enzyme system of Trichoderma reesei, a well-known producer of cellulolytic enzymes, is versatile and well suited for the total hydrolysis of different xylans. It consists of two major, specific and several non-specific xylanases, at least one β-xylosidase, α-arabinosidase and α-glucuronidase and at least two acetyl esterases. The hydrolysis of polymeric xylans starts by the action of endoxylanases. The side-group-cleaving enzymes have their highest activities towards soluble, short xylo-oligosaccharides, and make the substituted oligosaccharides again accessible for xylanases and β-xylosidase.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlant cell wall polymers
Subtitle of host publicationBiogenesis and Biodegradtion
EditorsNorman G. Lewis, Michael G. Paice
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society ACS
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-8412-1250-3
ISBN (Print)978-0-8412-1658-7
Publication statusPublished - 1989
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event3rd Chemical Congress of North America: 195th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 5 Jun 198910 Jun 1989

Publication series

SeriesACS Symposium Series


Conference3rd Chemical Congress of North America

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    Poutanen, K. (1989). The xylanolytic enzyme system of Trichoderma reesei. In N. G. Lewis, & M. G. Paice (Eds.), Plant cell wall polymers: Biogenesis and Biodegradtion (pp. 630-640). American Chemical Society ACS. ACS Symposium Series, Vol.. 399