Microbial cellulases in Industrial applications

  • Rajendra Singh
  • Manoj Kumar
  • Anshumali Mittal
  • Praveen Kumar Mehta Central University of Jammu
Keywords: Cellulose, Biofuel, lignocellulosic, organic acids


Cellulose, most copious constituent of plant cell wall and a renewable resource, is of considerable economic importance due to its potential applications in production of various bioenergy and bio-based products. Cellulose is used as a food source by the wide range of microorganisms and animals. Cellulose degrading enzymes are utilized in numerous applications in several industries, such as biofuel production, food and feed industry, brewing, pulp and paper, textile, laundry, and agriculture. Cellulose degrading enzymes containing microbes are widely spread in nature and isolated from different environments. In this communication we are presenting an overview of microbial cellulases used in different industrial applications.

Author Biography

Praveen Kumar Mehta, Central University of Jammu
Centre for Molecular biology


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