Polysaccharide Degrading Biocatalysts (Paperback)

Polysaccharide Degrading Biocatalysts By Rosana Goldbeck (Editor), Patricia Poletto (Editor) Cover Image
By Rosana Goldbeck (Editor), Patricia Poletto (Editor)


The transformation of polysaccharides into valuable compounds for health and industry requires the careful application of enzyme protocols and controlled biocatalysis.

Polysaccharide-Degrading Biocatalysts provides a thorough grounding in these biocatalytic processes and their growing role in the depolymerization of polysaccharides, empowering researchers to discover and develop new enzyme-based approaches across pharmaceuticals, fuels, and food engineering. Here, over a dozen leading experts offer a close examination of structural polysaccharides, genetic modification of polysaccharides, polysaccharide degradation routes, pretreatments for enzymatic hydrolysis, hemicellulose-degrading enzymes, biomass valorization processes, oligosaccharide production, and enzyme immobilization for the hydrolysis of polysaccharides, among other topics and related research protocols. A final chapter considers perspectives and challenges in an evolving, carbohydrate-based economy.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780323999861
ISBN-10: 0323999867
Publisher: Academic Press
Publication Date: February 21st, 2023
Pages: 456
Language: English