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, 44 (6), 573-81

Novel Insights in the Use of Hydrolytic Enzymes Secreted by Fungi With Biotechnological Potential

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Novel Insights in the Use of Hydrolytic Enzymes Secreted by Fungi With Biotechnological Potential

J L Pereira et al. Lett Appl Microbiol.

Abstract

Entomopathogenic and mycoparasitic fungi synthesize hydrolytic enzymes such as chitinases, proteinases and beta-glucanases. These enzymes can act synergistically, helping fungi to control insect pests and pathogens that attack productive crops, and offer potential economic benefit to agribusiness. A number of hydrolytic enzymes have also been utilized in industrial applications. This review focuses on biochemical and structural analyses of fungal enzymes, together with current research information on secretion mechanisms.

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