chapter  10
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Engineering IJ.Glycoside Hydrolases

ByR.AJ Warren

P-glycoside hydrolases include P-glycosidases, which hydrolyse fj-glycosides and, in some instances, ~linked oligosaccharides, and ~1.4-glycanases, which hydrolyse~ 1,4-linked polysaccharides such as chitin, cellulose, xylan and mannan. Most ~1,4glycanases exhibit some measure of activity against oligosaccharides. ~1 ,4-glycanases are used in the detergent, textile food processing and paper industries.