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Overview of Lignocellulolytic Enzyme Systems with Special Reference to Valorization of Lignocellulosic Biomass

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Hina Qaiser, Afshan Kaleem, Roheena Abdullah*, Mehwish Iqtedar and Daniel C. Hoessli   Pages 1 - 16 ( 16 )

Abstract:


Lignocellulosic biomass, one of the most valuable natural resources, is abundantly present on earth. Being a renewable feedstock, it harbors a great potential to be exploited as a raw material, to produce various value-added products. Lignocellulolytic microorganisms hold a unique position regarding the valorization of lignocellulosic biomass as they contain efficient enzyme systems capable of degrading this biomass. The ubiquitous nature of these microorganisms and their survival under extreme conditions have enabled their use as an effective producer of lignocellulolytic enzymes with improved biochemical features crucial to industrial bioconversion processes. These enzymes can prove to be an exquisite tool when it comes to the eco-friendly manufacturing of value-added products using waste material. This review focuses on highlighting the significance of lignocellulosic biomass, microbial sources of lignocellulolytic enzymes and their use in the formation of useful products.

Keywords:

Lignocellulosic biomass, lignocellulolytic enzymes, microbial sources, valorization, value added products, industrial bioconversion processes.

Affiliation:

Department of Biology, Lahore Garrison University, Lahore, Department of Biotechnology, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Department of Biotechnology, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Department of Biotechnology, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi, Karachi



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