American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several enzymes produced chiefly by fungi, bacteria, and protozoans that catalyze the hydrolysis of cellulose.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A ferment which causes the decomposition of cellulose.
- cellul(ose) + -ase. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A bonus of decoding the fungi's genome, Wolfe said, would be that, in degrading plant material, the fungi produces an enzyme called cellulase, of potential interest in biofuel processing.”
“The snail groups also have a special enzyme type, created by the snail version of a liver, called cellulase that is found in very few other invertebrates but plays an important role in dissolving the cell walls of algae and detritus.”
“Complete elimination of added cellulase for conversion of waste paper sludge to ethanol.”
“Selected strains of C. thermocellum that can rapidly consume cellulose with high conversion and no added cellulase, and grow on cellulose in the presence of commercial levels of ethanol.”
“CBP avoids the need for the costly production of cellulase enzymes by using engineered microorganisms that produce cellulases and ethanol at high yield in a single step.”
“A significant 2. 5-fold reduction in the added cellulase required for conversion of pretreated hardwood to ethanol; and”
“I have experimented with these cellulase-type enzymes for about 15 years.”
“Regardless of the actual mechanism, I have evaluated side-by-side comparisons of Syrah and Mourvedre made with and without cellulase, and often the cellulase-treated lots show less gritty tannins and broader mouthfeel.”
“Cellulose in paper can be biodegraded in soil by fungi and bacteria that produce cellulase enzymes.”
“Sequencing and sorting through the thousands of cellulase and fermentation pathways to find the perfect combination of efficiency and output took time, and we were forced to manually engineer multi-branched carbohydrate metabolic pathways to maximize usage of all the monomeric sugars.”
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