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      Microbial pectinases: an ecofriendly tool of nature for industries

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          Pectinases are the growing enzymes of biotechnological sector, showing gradual increase in their market. They hold a leading position among the commercially produced industrial enzymes. These enzymes are ecofriendly tool of nature that are being used extensively in various industries like wine industry; food industry; paper industry for bleaching of pulp and waste paper recycling; in the processing of fruit–vegetables, tea–coffee, animal feed; extraction of vegetable oil and scouring of plant fibres. Moreover, enzymatic catalysis is preferred over other chemical methods, since it is more specific, less aggressive and saves energy. This is the review which covers the information available on the applicability potential of this group of enzymes in various sectors.

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              Microbial alkaline pectinases and their industrial applications: a review.

              The biotechnological potential of pectinolytic enzymes from microorganisms has drawn a great deal of attention from various researchers worldwide as likely biological catalysts in a variety of industrial processes. Alkaline pectinases are among the most important industrial enzymes and are of great significance in the current biotechnological arena with wide-ranging applications in textile processing, degumming of plant bast fibers, treatment of pectic wastewaters, paper making, and coffee and tea fermentations. The present review features the potential applications and uses of microbial alkaline pectinases, the nature of pectin, and the vast range of pectinolytic enzymes that function to mineralize pectic substances present in the environment. It also emphasizes the environmentally friendly applications of microbial alkaline pectinases thereby revealing their underestimated potential. The review intends to explore the potential of these enzymes and to encourage new alkaline pectinase-based industrial technology.
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                +91-9034551192 , ritupanipat@rediffmail.com
                Journal
                3 Biotech
                3 Biotech
                3 Biotech
                Springer Berlin Heidelberg (Berlin/Heidelberg )
                2190-5738
                8 February 2016
                8 February 2016
                December 2016
                : 6
                : 1
                Affiliations
                [ ]Department of Biotechnology, Maharishi Markendeshwar University, Mullana, Ambala, India
                [ ]Department of Biotechnology, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, India
                [ ]Department of Biotechnology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
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                371
                10.1007/s13205-016-0371-4
                4746199
                18b024d1-2035-494d-b0c8-c289655fe79a
                © The Author(s) 2016

                Open AccessThis article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.

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                clarification, bioscouring, recycling, degumming, biobleaching

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