Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or causing the hydrolysis of cellulose: cellulolytic organisms.

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  • adj. That causes the hydrolysis of cellulose

Etymologies

cellulo(se) + -lytic.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • These include advances with both bacteria that grow at high temperatures, called thermophiles, and recombinant cellulolytic yeasts such as:

    Sustainable Design Update » Blog Archive » New Process Promises Better and Cheaper Ethanol

  • Two of the technologies–cellulolytic enzymes and atomic magnetometers–are efforts by leading scientists to solve critical problems, while five–surprise modeling, connectomics, probabilistic CMOS, reality mining, and offline Web applications–represent whole new ways of looking at problems.

    Lists & Rankings: The 10 Emerging Technologies of 2008 « ResourceShelf

  • Two of the technologies--cellulolytic enzymes and atomic magnetometers--are efforts by leading scientists to solve critical problems, while five--surprise modeling, connectomics, probabilistic CMOS, reality mining, and offline Web applications--represent whole new ways of looking at problems.

    Stephen's Lighthouse: February 2008 Archives

  • Their enzymes include amylases, proteases, and cellulolytic enzymes.

    1 Upgrading Traditional Biotechnological Processes

  • Cheaper substrates such as waste cellulose could become major sources of ethanol if satisfactory cellulolytic microorganisms can be developed.

    3 Ethanol Production

  • Among the substrates suitable with respect to cost and supply, special emphasis is usually given to cellulosic materials, but, at the moment, the many attempts made in this direction have not been notably successful, the main difficulty being the lack of cellulolytic organisms with an adequate growth rate.

    Chapter 6

  • In vitro studies on the cellulolytic activity and production of volatile fatty acids by the inocula obtained from the rumen of Zebu cattle and Murrah buffalo on different feeding regimens.

    6 Nutrition

  • Monkeys are fond of this last-named delicacy, but some species of cultivated palms are avoided because nature adds to the normal inhibitor - bundles of needlelike crystals of oxalic acid - a coating of highly toxic protein The needles serve to inject the protein into the mucous membrane of the mouth For many of the above examples, pectinolytic and mild cellulolytic bacterial action separates and weakens the starchcontaining parenchyma cells.

    Chapter 19

  • Processes have already been developed to raise the protein content of straw to as high as 30 per cent by growing a cellulolytic mould on it.

    Chapter 9

  • We have screened for several fungi and isolated a cellulolytic strain of Aspergillus terreus for further study.

    Chapter 22

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