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Modus operandi of cellulase enzyme decoded [Registered]

Research led by Matthew Lang at Vanderbilt University involved cellulase produced by the filamentous fungus Trichoderma reesei, one of the microorganisms used commercially to decompose cellulose. T. reesei produces a cocktail of three different enzymes that it uses for this purpose, 60 percent of which (by mass) is TrCel7A.…

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