Xylanolytic Enzymes

Xylanolytic Enzymes

1st Edition - February 3, 2014

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  • Author: Pratima Bajpai
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128010204
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128010662

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Xylanolytic Enzymes describes the enzyme structure and its interaction with plant cell walls, the properties and production of different enzymes and their application, and the knowledge gathered on the hydrolysis mechanism of hemicellulose. The knowledge gathered about the hydrolysis mechanism of the hemicelluloses, especially xylans, has greatly promoted the rapid application of these enzymes in new areas. Recently there has been much industrial interest in xylan and its hydrolytic enzymatic complex, as a supplement and for the manufacturing of food, drinks, textiles, pulps and paper, and ethanol; and in xylitol production as a fermentation substrate for the production of enzymes. This book describes xylan as a major component of plant hemicelluloses.

Key Features

  • Presents a thorough overview of all aspects of xylanolytic enzymes
  • Gives up-to-date authoritative information and cites pertinent research
  • Includes studies on xylanase regulation and synergistic action between multiple forms of xylanase


This book is intended for researchers, scientists, graduate students, teachers in microbiology and biotechnology.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Chapter 1. Introduction


    Chapter 2. Xylan: Occurrence and Structure


    Chapter 3. Microbial Xylanolytic Systems and Their Properties

    3.1 Xylanases

    3.2 β-D-Xylosidases

    3.3 Esterases

    3.4 Arabinase

    3.5 α-glucuronidases

    3.6 Ferulic acid esterase and P-coumaric acid esterase


    Chapter 4. Structure and Synergism between the Enzymes of the Xylanolytic Complex

    4.1 Xylanosomes

    4.2 Synergistic Action between Multiple forms of Xylanase

    4.3 Multiple forms of Xylanases


    Chapter 5. Sources, Production, and Classification of Xylanases

    5.1 Sources

    5.2 Production

    5.3 Classification of Xylanases


    Chapter 6. Purification of Xylanases


    Chapter 7. Immobilization of Xylanases


    Chapter 8. Industrial Applications of Xylanases

    8.1 Pulp and Paper

    8.2 Food

    8.3 Feed

    8.4 Textiles

    8.5 Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals


    Glossary of Terms

Product details

  • No. of pages: 120
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2014
  • Published: February 3, 2014
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128010204
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128010662

About the Author

Pratima Bajpai

Dr. Pratima Bajpai is currently working as a Consultant in the field of Paper and Pulp. She has over 36 years of experience in research at the National Sugar Institute, University of Saskatchewan, the Universitiy of Western Ontario, in Canada, in addition to the Thapar Research and Industrial Development Centre, in India. She also worked as a visiting professor at the University of Waterloo, Canada and as a visiting researcher at Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. She has been named among the World’s Top 2% Scientists by Stanford University in the list published in October 2022. This is the third consecutive year that she has made it into the prestigious list. Dr. Bajpai’s main areas of expertise are industrial biotechnology, pulp and paper, and environmental biotechnology. She has contributed immensely to the field of industrial biotechnology and is a recognized expert in the field. Dr. Bajpai has written several advanced level technical books on environmental and biotechnological aspects of pulp and paper which have been published by leading publishers in the USA and Europe. She has also contributed chapters to a number of books and encyclopedia, obtained 11 patents, written several technical reports, and has implemented several processes in Indian Paper mills. Dr. Bajpai is an active member of the American Society of Microbiologists and is a reviewer of many international research journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant-Pulp and Paper, Kanpur, India

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