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Novel bacterial enzymes for plant biomass degradation discovered by meta-omics approach

Marutha Muthu, M. 2017 [Groningen]: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. 150 p.

Research output: ScientificDoctoral Thesis

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  • Mukil Marutha Muthu
Lignocellulosic plant biomass is the most abundant carbon source and has consequently attracted attention as a renewable resource for the industrial purposes such as biofuels and other chemicals. Still the degradation of lignocellulose process is economically not fit enough to compete with then use of fossil resources, and the costs associated with enzymatic hydrolysis is the major obstacle. Indeed, we know that there are different microbiomes that produces such enzymes for the plant biomass degradation. However, the availability of cultivable methods to grow the microbes in-house is still challenging. Therefore, metagenomics approach contributes with high impact to recover novel enzymes from the complex microbial environment for the lignocellulose degradation processes. Here, I investigated the different (hemi)cellulolytic enzymes from the wheat straw degrading microbial consortia that can be used to improve the catalytic activity of commercially available enzyme cocktails to support industrial needs.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
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Award date11-Sep-2017
Place of Publication[Groningen]
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Print ISBNs978-94-6299-682-3
Electronic ISBNs978-94-6299-683-0
StatePublished - 2017

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