Lytic xylan oxidases from wood-decay fungi unlock biomass degradation

January 29th, 2018 by Marie Couturier

Lytic xylan oxidases from wood-decay fungi unlock biomass degradation

Lytic xylan oxidases from wood-decay fungi unlock biomass degradation, Published online: 29 January 2018; doi:10.1038/nchembio.2558

A new type of fungal lytic polysaccharide monooxygenase (LPMO) catalyzes the oxidative degradation of xylan components of cellulosic biomass and offers potential in wood biorefining.
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