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Mining metagenomes for novel cellulase genes.
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PMID:  20640872     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Cellulases hydrolyze the β-1,4 linkages of cellulose and are widely used in food, brewing and wine, animal feed, textiles and laundry, and pulp and paper industries, especially for hydrolyzing cellulosic materials into sugars, which can be fermented to produce useful products such as ethanol. Metagenomics has become an alternative approach to conventional culture-dependent methods as it allows exhaustive mining of microbial genomes in their natural environments. This review covers the current state of research and challenges in mining novel cellulase genes from the metagenomes of various environments, and discusses the potential biotechnological applications of metagenome-derived cellulases.
Cheng-Jie Duan; Jia-Xun Feng
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Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-07-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biotechnology letters     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1573-6776     ISO Abbreviation:  Biotechnol. Lett.     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8008051     Medline TA:  Biotechnol Lett     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1765-75     Citation Subset:  IM    
Guangxi Key Laboratory of Subtropical Bioresource Conservation and Utilization, Key Laboratory of Ministry of Education for Microbial and Plant Genetic Engineering, and College of Life Science and Technology, Guangxi University, 100 Daxue Road, Nanning, Guangxi, 530004, People's Republic of China.
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