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ICGEB Scientists Identify Key Enzyme for Biofuel Production in Fungal Gene

Submitted by on April 13, 2017 – 11:07 amNo Comment

(Biospectrum)  The new fungal source Penicillium funiculosum could be a strong alternative in the industrial enzyme repertoire for biofuel production  —  Scientists at New Delhi-based International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) have peered into a fungal gene to identify enzymes that break down cellulose into simple sugars. These ‘cellulolytic’ (cellulose breaking) enzymes obtained from a microbial source are in high demand in the biofuel production industry and are currently obtained from one industrial workhorse fungus.

The new fungal source Penicillium funiculosum could be a strong alternative in the industrial enzyme repertoire for biofuel production. Dr Syed Shams Yazdani and his group from ICGEB’s microbial engineering department have found that P. funiculosum effectively produces the enzyme GH7 cellobiohydrolases (CBH1) – vital for the breakdown of cellulose – just as its fungal cousin Trichoderma reesei, which is mostly used in the industrial enzyme cocktails.

The scientists have published their work in the journal Biotechnology for Biofuels [Ogunmolu, F. E. et al. Comparative insights into the saccharification potentials of a relatively unexplored but robust Penicillium funiculosum glycoside hydrolase 7 cellobiohydrolase. Biotechnology for Biofuels 10:71 (2017) DOI: 10.1186/s13068-017- 0752-x]. READ MORE    Abstract (Biotechnology for Biofuels)

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