About the book
Xylanases are hydrolases depolymerizing the plant cell component xylan, the second most abundant polysaccharide. Xylanases are produced by fungi, bacteria, yeast, marine algae, protozoans, snails, crustaceans, insects, seeds, etc., but the principal commercial source is filamentous fungi. Xylanase belonging to pentosanases, a class of enzyme that breaks down cell wall matrix of plants, breaks down xylan into xylose residues. This property of xylanase makes it a commercially important enzyme.
The present book aims to give an insight into the structure, function and applications of xylanase in various industries along with the current trends in xylanase enzyme research.