Accession Number:

AD0729516

Title:

Specific Enzymic Hydrolysis of the Xylan in a Spruce Holocellulose,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SVENSKA TRAFORSKNINGSINSTITUTET STOCKHOLM

Report Date:

1970-09-19

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Spruce holcellulose has been treated with a purified xylanase solution. The extent of enzymic hydrolysis of the xylan portion has been determined by chemical analysis and interference microscopy. It has been shown that part 20-30 of the xylan fraction of the holocellulose is specifically hydrolyzed and removed from the fiber wall. The interference microscope has been used to measure the mass losses occurring at different positions on the fiber cross-section. The mass losses occurred predominantly in the secondary wall. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Wood, Paper and Related Forestry Products

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE