4. The Tools—Part 2: Enzymology of Hemicellulose Degradation

  1. Christian P. Kubicek

Published Online: 13 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118414514.ch4

Fungi and Lignocellulosic Biomass

Fungi and Lignocellulosic Biomass

How to Cite

Kubicek, C. P. (2012) The Tools—Part 2: Enzymology of Hemicellulose Degradation, in Fungi and Lignocellulosic Biomass, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118414514.ch4

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470960097

Online ISBN: 9781118414514



  • hemicellulose degradation enzymology;
  • fungi, unspecific, specific of endo-β-(1[RIGHTWARDS ARROW]4)-glucanase, xyloglucan hydrolysis;
  • enzymes, for different hemicellulose hydrolysis;
  • xylan backbone, reducing in substrate polymerization;
  • GH30 retaining enzymes, Koshland double-displacement mechanism;
  • GH54 enzymes, using retaining mechanism for catalysis;
  • homogalacturan backbone of pectin, and methylation degree;
  • accessory enzymes, on side chains of structures;
  • family GH27 hydrolyzing α-galactooligosaccharides, retaining anomeric


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Xyloglucan Hydrolysis

  • Degradation of the Xylan Backbone

  • Degradation of the Galactomannan Backbone

  • Degradation of Pectin

  • Accessory Glycoside Hydrolases for Hemicelluloses Degradation

  • Other Accessory Enzymes