Xylanolytic Enzymes - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128010204, 9780128010662

Xylanolytic Enzymes

1st Edition

Authors: Pratima Bajpai
eBook ISBN: 9780128010662
Paperback ISBN: 9780128010204
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 4th February 2014
Page Count: 120
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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


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


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About the Author

Pratima Bajpai

Dr. Pratima Bajpai is currently working as a Consultant in the field of Paper and Pulp. She has a vast 36 years of experience in this field. She has worked at National Sugar Institute Kanpur (India), University of Saskatchewan (Canada), University of Western Ontario (Canada), and Thapar Center for Industrial Research and Development (India). 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. She has also handled several Sponsored Research Projects from industry and government agencies. She is an active member of the New York Academy of Science, American Society for Microbiology, and many more.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant-Pulp and Paper, Thapar Centre for Industrial R&D, Patiala, India

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