3. The Tools—Part 1: Enzymology of Cellulose Degradation

  1. Christian P. Kubicek

Published Online: 13 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118414514.ch3

Fungi and Lignocellulosic Biomass

Fungi and Lignocellulosic Biomass

How to Cite

Kubicek, C. P. (2012) The Tools—Part 1: Enzymology of Cellulose Degradation, in Fungi and Lignocellulosic Biomass, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118414514.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 10 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470960097

Online ISBN: 9781118414514



  • the tools, cellulose degradation enzymology;
  • classification of enzymes, hydrolyzing polysaccharides;
  • enzymes cleaving glycosidic bonds in oligo- or polysaccharides, GHs;
  • GHs, glycanases, glycosidases, and “Koshland retaining mechanism”;
  • CBD in SWO1, recognized by plants as microbe-associated pattern;
  • enzymes and modules by CAZy, enzyme mechanisms and protein 3D;
  • fungal cellulolytic enzymes, cellulase GH distribution in fungi;
  • GH1 β-glucosidases, retaining Koshland double-displacement for cleaving;
  • nonenzymatic proteins and cellulose hydrolysis


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • General Properties and Classification of Enzymes That Hydrolyze Polysaccharides

  • Fungal Cellulolytic Enzymes

  • Nonenzymatic Proteins Involved in Cellulose Hydrolysis