Accession Number:

AD0728537

Title:

Decomposition of Various Cellulose Substrates by Cellulase Preparations (Rasshcheplenie Razlichnykh Tsellyuloznykh Substratov Treparatami Tsellyulazy),

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Report Date:

1971-07-23

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Cellulase preparations from various sources such as the fungi trichoderma viride, aspergillus sp. and the cochlea helix pomatia were compared in their ability to decompose cotton fiber, crystalline cellulose hydrocellulose, amorphic cellulose, the Na-salt of carboxymethyl cellulose and cellobiose. The article describes methods for determination of the activity of cellulase when these substrates are used. The mechanism of enzymatic decomposition of cellulose is discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE