6. Catabolic Pathways of Soluble Degradation Products from Plant Biomass

  1. Christian P. Kubicek

Published Online: 13 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118414514.ch6

Fungi and Lignocellulosic Biomass

Fungi and Lignocellulosic Biomass

How to Cite

Kubicek, C. P. (2012) Catabolic Pathways of Soluble Degradation Products from Plant Biomass, in Fungi and Lignocellulosic Biomass, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118414514.ch6

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470960097

Online ISBN: 9781118414514



  • catabolic pathways of soluble degradation products, from plant biomass;
  • oligo- and/or monosaccharide uptake, by sugar porter family;
  • all sugar transporters in filamentous fungi, to MSF family;
  • canonical glycolytic pathway, catabolic and acceptor for other hexoses;
  • catabolism of D-mannose, closely linked to glycolysis;
  • catabolism of D-galactose, canonical catabolic, the Leloir pathway;
  • bacterial pathway for catabolism of D-xylose and L-arabinose;
  • catabolic pathway in mammals, via D-glucuronate reductase


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Uptake of Mono- and Oligosaccharides

  • Metabolism of D-Glucose and D-Mannose

  • Catabolism of D-Galactose

  • Catabolism of Pentoses

  • Catabolism of Hexuronic Acids