Cellulase from Oil Palm Biomass

Jeong Eun Hyeon, Sung Ok Han

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Oil palm biomass is plentiful but obstinate to chemical pretreatment. In this context, an enzyme cocktail was used to efficiently pretreat oil palm biomass as a catalyst. The structural composition of the cell wall between tissues of a single oil palm biomass and also between individual cells typically made up β-1-4-linked d -glucopyranosyl groups. Due to the structural complication of the cell wall in oil palm biomass, the collective actions of a variety of cellulolytic proteins, such as exoglucanase, endoglucanase, and β-glucosidase, are essential for its degradation. Cellulases act synergistically and contribute to the turnover of cellulosic material. Various attempts have also been made to use oil palm biomass substrates by utilizing cellulose-degrading enzymes in industrial microbes to create a valuable commodity. As a strong strategy to achieve whole-cell biocatalysts with different functions and feasible and cost-effective biomaterial development, the usefulness of cellulases for production in different industrial microbes has attracted interest.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiorefinery of Oil Producing Plants for Value-Added Products
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 1
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9783527830756
ISBN (Print)9783527348763
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Jan 1

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology


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