Fungi and Lignocellulosic Biomass offers a comprehensive review of the use of fungi in efficient and cost-effective conversion of cellulosic biomass into fuel. Complete, up-to-date coverage ranges from the biochemical basis of cellulose degradation by fungi to the application of key fungal enzymes in the biofuel industry. The enzymology of cellulose, hemicelluloses, and lignin degradation are all examined. Written by a leading researcher in the field, this book is a valuable tool for researchers, engineers, and industry professionals interested in advancing the development and production of biofuels.
“Written by a leading researcher in the field, this book is a valuable tool for researchers, engineers, and industry professionals interested in advancing the development and production of biofuels.”
- Redaktion Landtechnik, 1 March 2012
1 The Plant Biomass 1
2 The Actors: Plant Biomass Degradation by Fungi 29
3 The Tools—Part 1: Enzymology of Cellulose Degradation 45
4 The Tools—Part 2: Enzymology of Hemicellulose Degradation 69
5 The Tools—Part 3: Enzymology of Lignin Degradation 99
6 Catabolic Pathways of Soluble Degradation Products from Plant Biomass 119
7 Regulation of Formation of Plant Biomass-Degrading Enzymes in Fungi 129
8 The Fungal Secretory Pathways and Their Relation to Lignocellulose Degradation 149
9 Production of Cellulases and Hemicellulases by Fungi 165
10 Production of Fermentable Sugars from Lignocelluloses 185
11 Lignocellulose Biorefinery 201
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