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Any of a group of extracellular enzymes, produced by various fungi, bacteria, insects, and other lower animals, that hydrolyze cellulose.



an enzyme of the hydrolase class. Cellulase depolymerizes cellulose polysaccharides (including cellulose itself) and forms glucose or the disaccharide cellobiose. Cellulase is found in germinated grain and in many bacteria and fungi; it is especially active in house fungi that grow on wood. Cellulase is also found in certain animals that feed on wood; these animals include shipworms and Cossidae. Ruminants are able to digest cellulose because symbiotic microorganisms that release cellulase live in the compartments of their stomachs, especially in the rumen.

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Cellobiohydrolase (1,4-B-D-glucan cellobiohydrolase, EC 3.
Two contigs, CL154Contig1 and CL1180Contig1, were homologous to cellobiohydrolase II-like cellulase (CelH) from Orpinomyces sp.
Production and distribution of endoglucanase, cellobiohydrolase, and betaglucosidase of the cellulolytic system of Volvariella volvacea, the edible straw mushroom.
05) than the cellobiohydrolase activities evaluated in fluids from cultures containing microcystalline cellulose, CMC or xylan (Table 1).
Production of cellobiohydrolase was induced in cultures with microcrystalline cellulose, CMC and xylan.
Maximum production of cellobiohydrolase was induced when carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) was used as the carbon source and enzyme inducer.