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.
- 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.
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Xylan: Occurrence and Structure
Chapter 3. Microbial Xylanolytic Systems and Their Properties
3.6 Ferulic acid esterase and P-coumaric acid esterase
Chapter 4. Structure and Synergism between the Enzymes of the Xylanolytic Complex
4.2 Synergistic Action between Multiple forms of Xylanase
4.3 Multiple forms of Xylanases
Chapter 5. Sources, Production, and Classification of Xylanases
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
8.5 Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals
Glossary of Terms
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- 4th February 2014
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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.
Consultant-Pulp and Paper, Thapar Centre for Industrial R&D, Patiala, India