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They break down the glycosidic bond of (NAG) 2 to NAG, therefore, they do not have complete chitinolytic activities.
An evolutionary scheme is presented which places the emergence of the CID in the context of chitinase function; with the addition of the CID leading to an evolutionary shift of the protein from a non-chitinolytic protein, or a NAGase, to a subfamily A or B family 18 chitinase.
Dahiya N, Tewari R, Hoondal GS (2006) Biotechnological aspects of chitinolytic enzymes: a review.