Plant Cell Wall Degrading Enzymes Produced by Aspergillus

  • R. P. de Vries
  • J. A. E. Benen
  • L. H. de Graaff
  • J. Visser
Part of the The Mycota book series (MYCOTA, volume 10)


The plant cell wall is a complex structure composed of different polymeric compounds. Most of these compounds (90%) are polysaccharides, such as cellulose, hemicellulose and pectin (McNeill et al. 1984), but the cell wall also contains proteins and lignin, a polymeric compound consisting of aromatic residues.


Aspergillus Niger Pectate Lyase Pectin Lyase Pectin Methyl Esterase Feruloyl Esterase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. P. de Vries
    • 1
  • J. A. E. Benen
    • 1
  • L. H. de Graaff
    • 1
  • J. Visser
    • 1
  1. 1.Molecular Genetics of Industrial Micro-organismsWageningen UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands

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