Chapter 3.02: Fundamentals and Industrial Applicability of Multifunctional CAZyme Systems

Nicholas S. Sarai, Michael E. Himmel, Yannick J. Bomble, Amaranta Kahn, Edward A. Bayer

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Multifunctional CAZymes have recently garnered a lot of attention due to their high cellulolytic activity, interesting deconstruction mechanisms, intramolecular synergy, and undeniable potential for industrial applications. Here we survey the natural diversity of multifunctional enzymes, especially those identified recently. We discuss the characterization of some of these multifunctional enzymes that can finally be isolated and characterized as full-length constructs, and finally, we review the industrial applicability of these multifunctional enzymes.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationComprehensive Biotechnology (Third Edition)
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 3
EditorsM. Moo-Young
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780444640475
ISBN (Print)9780444640468
StatePublished - 2019

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NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CH-2700-73265


  • lignocellulosic biomass
  • multifunctional enzymes


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