Section 8
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Synergistic activities of the enzymes involved in cellulose degradation purified from macrotermes muelleri and from its symbiotic fungus termitomyces sp

Rouland, C.; Civas, A.; Renoux, J.; Petek, F.

Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology B 91(3): 459-466


ISSN/ISBN: 1096-4959
Accession: 007853289

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1. Enzymes involved in cellulose degradation purified from the forest fungus-growing termite Macrotermes mulleri and from the mycotetes of its symbiotic fungus Termitomyces sp. have been studied. 2. Synergism was observed especially between cellulase I (fungus), cellulase II (termite) and .beta.-glucosidase A (termite). 3. The importance of this synergistic enzymatic activity in the digestive metabolism of M. mulleri is discussed.

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