Novel fungal chitosanase

Yaw-Kuen Li*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Researchers at Taiwan's National Chiao Tung University found a novel fungal chitosanase. The enzyme was extracted from a strain of the soil fungus, Paecilomyces lilacinus. When the isolated chitonase was used to hydrolyze 95% deacetylated chitosan, the main products were chitotriose, chitotetraose and chitopentaose. Two oligosaccharides, GlcN-GlcN-GlcNAc and GlcNAc-GlcN-GlcN-GlcNAc, were present in lesser quantities.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Specialist publicationIndustrial Bioprocessing
StatePublished - 1 May 2005


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