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A Novel Laccase from Ganoderma Lucidum Capable of Enhancing Enzymatic Degradation of Lignocellulolytic Biomass

  • Sitarz, Anna Katarzyna
  • Mikkelsen, Jørn Dalgaard
  • Meyer, Anne S.
  • Lezyk, Mateusz Jakub
Publication Date
Mar 20, 2014
Online Research Database In Technology
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<p>The invention addresses the need for enzymes that can enhance the yield of fermentable sugar from the hydrolysis of lignocellulose biomass, for example sugar cane bagasse, barley straw and wheat straw, such that the use of this biomass can become economically viable. The invention provides methods for the hydrolysis of biomass using a laccase derived from Ganoderma lucidum. Further, the invention provides an enzyme composition comprising a laccase derived from Ganoderma lucidum which may be combined with one or more cellulases, and for its use in enhancing lignocellulose biomass hydrolysis.</p>

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