The present disclosure provides methods for the conversion of hemicellulose into fermentable sugars using enzymes isolated from Prevotella bryantii. Hemicellulose-degrading enzymes include an endoxylanase, a β-xylosidase, a bifunctional β-xylosidase and β-glucosidase, a bifunctional arabinofuranosidase and β-xylosidase, a glucuronidase, and an acetyl xylan esterase. The enzymes can be used to release sugars present in hemicellulose for subsequent fermentation to produce value-added products such as ethanol.
|Original language||English (US)|
|U.S. patent number||9012186|
|State||Published - Apr 21 2015|