The book “Cellulase and Xylanase Production by Selected Soil Fungi” by V. Karthi is a comprehensive guide that delves into the fascinating world of enzymes, particularly cellulase and xylanase, produced by selected soil fungi. These enzymes have an important role to play in the biodegradation of lignocellulosic biomass, making them critical to the production of bioenergy and industrial applications.
The book explores the production of these enzymes by various microorganisms through fermentation, highlighting the optimization of culture conditions such as carbon and nitrogen sources, pH, temperature, incubation time, and more. The book also examines the use of solid-state and submerged bioreactors, gene expression, and cloning to enhance enzyme production.
Moreover, the book discusses the biochemical characterization, purification, and molecular weight of these enzymes, along with their kinetic properties. The book also covers the different enzymatic systems, including endoglucanase, exoglucanase, β-glucosidase, and xylanolytic enzymes.
The book also highlights the use of these enzymes in the enzymatic hydrolysis of substrates such as plant waste, agro-industrial residues, and other renewable resources, making them important in reducing the environmental impact of these waste materials. The book provides a detailed insight into the enzymatic activity of these enzymes and their industrial applications.
Overall, “Cellulase and Xylanase Production by Selected Soil Fungi” is a valuable resource for students, researchers, and professionals in the field of microbiology, bioenergy, and biotechnology. It provides a comprehensive understanding of the production, optimization, and applications of these important enzymes, making it a must-read for anyone interested in this area of research.