Journal of Proteomics & EnzymologyISSN: 2470-1289

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Review Article, J Proteomics Enzymol Vol: 4 Issue: 1

Naturally Decaying Agricultural Residues: Enriched Resources for Mining Novel Lignocellulolytic Enzymes

Jemaneh Zeleke1, Jasmina Nikodinovic-Runic1 and EvangelosTopakas2*
1Institute for Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia
2Biotechnology Laboratory, School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Corresponding author : Evangelos Topakas
Biotechnology Laboratory, School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
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Received: April 17, 2015 Accepted: June 01, 2015 Published: June 09, 2015
Citation: Zeleke J, Nikodinovic-Runic J, Topakas E (2015) Naturally Rotting Agricultural Residues: Enriched Resources for Mining Novel Lignocellulolytic Enzymes. J Proteomics Enzymol 4:1. doi:10.4172/2470-1289.1000120

Abstract

Agricultural residues are the principal substrates for saprophytes and hence, their rotting residues would certainly be enriched with lignocellulolytic microorganisms. In the search for novel lignocellulolytic enzymes of potential application in bioethanol production, environments such as compost, soil, rumen, manure, and gut have often been targeted. Therefore, in addition to those commonly investigated environments, the naturally enriched but poorly investigated naturally decaying agricultural residues are explored as potential sources of novel lignocellulolytic enzymes for bioethanol production. A brief overview of the metagenomics approaches recently used for the detection of novel lignocellulolytic genes is also given. Enriched but unearthed environments such as naturally rotting agricultural residues need to be considered as important resources for mining novel industrial enzymes

Keywords: Agricultural residues; Cellulase; Xylanase; Bioethanol; Metagenomics

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