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Keyword - Xylan degradation (KW-0858)

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Definition

Protein involved in the hydrolysis of xylan to xylose and other sugars. Xylan is a major component of hemicellulose, which is the second most common plant material in nature. The structures of xylans are complex, and several enzymes are involved in their breakdown. Xylan degrading enzymes are produced by a variety of microorganisms.

Synonyms

  • Xylan hydrolysis

Category

Biological process

GOi

xylan catabolic process [ GO:0045493 ]

Graphical

Polysaccharide degradationCarbohydrate metabolismXylan degradationBiological process