Cellulase has been used to degrade cello-oligosaccharides into glucose and to study the biodegradability of bioabsorbable bacterial cellulose (BBC) material. It has been used in a study to assess the differential regulation of the cellulase transcription factors XYR1, ACE2, and ACE. It is also applied in the biodegradation of paper products such as foolscap paper, filter paper, newspaper and office paper as well as microcrystalline cellulose. It is added to detergents to improve cleansing properties.
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J.P.H van Wyk; M.Mohulatsi. Biodegradation of wastepaper by cellulase from Trichoderma viride. Bioresource Technology. 2003, 86,(1), 21-23.
Hazard Statements: H334
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