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Keyword - Xylan degradation (KW-0858)

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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.


  • Xylan hydrolysis


Biological process

Gene Ontology


xylan catabolic process [ GO:0045493 ]


Polysaccharide degradationCarbohydrate metabolismXylan degradationBiological process
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