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

  • n. An enzyme found in certain plants, bacteria, and fungi that catalyzes the hydrolysis of pectin to pectic acid and methanol. Also called pectase.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A ubiquitous cell-wall-associated enzyme that presents several isoforms that facilitate plant cell wall modification and subsequent breakdown, found in all higher plants as well as in some bacteria and fungi.


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