Recent advances in cellulase production

Kalidoss Subramanian, Nallusamy Sivakumar*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Cellulose is widely utilized as a major source of energy and raw material for the bioconversion of renewable lignocellulosic biomass. Cellulases, capable of degrading cellulose, has significance industrial importance and contributes around 20% of the global enzyme market. Cellulase is the major enzyme used in biorefinery studies using cellulose as a renewable substrate. In this chapter, cellulase enzyme, lignocelluloses, catalytic mechanisms of cellulases, the classification of cellulase, microorganisms producing cellulases, recent advances in cellulase production and production of cellulase using recombinant DNA technology were discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Advances in Biotechnology
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781536158618
ISBN (Print)9781536158601
Publication statusPublished - Aug 13 2019


  • Cellulase
  • Cellulose
  • Enzyme
  • Lignocellulose
  • Recombinant DNA technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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