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Table 1 Activities measured against different substrates and colloidal sugar cane bagasse in a commercial preparation of cellulase from Trichoderma reesei.

From: High throughput screening of hydrolytic enzymes from termites using a natural substrate derived from sugarcane bagasse

Substrate Enzymatic activity
(mU/μL)
Specific activity
(mU/mg)
Laminarin 0.049 ± 0.002 290 ± 30
CMC 0.010 ± 0.001 59 ± 8
Pectin 0.0008 ± 0.0001 5 ± 1
Xylan 0.034 ± 0.002 210 ± 20
pnPβGlu 0.020 ± 0.001 120 ± 10
pnPβXyl 0.013 ± 0.001 81 ± 9
Avicel 0.015 ± 0.001 90 ± 10
CSCB 0.032 ± 0.002 190 ± 21
  1. Protein concentration was 0.17 ± 0.01 mg/mL. Numbers are means ± standard error of the mean from five experiments. See Materials and methods for more details. CMC: carboxymethylcellulose; CSCB: colloidal sugar cane bagasse; pnPβGlu: p-nitrophenyl-β-glucoside; pNPβXyl: p-nitrophenyl-β-xyloside.