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Figure 12 | Biotechnology for Biofuels

Figure 12

From: A coarse-grained model for synergistic action of multiple enzymes on cellulose

Figure 12

Endo-exo synergy. (a) Comparison of the time course of sugar production when cellulose is degraded only by endo-cellulases (red curve), only by exo-R cellulases (green curve), or when the two types of enzymes were acting together (orange curve). The sum of the red and green curves (blue curve) yields lower sugar production than in the case when the substrate is converted simultaneously by endo- and exo-cellulases. (b) Adsorbed enzyme percentages during hydrolysis when the cellulases are acting alone (red and green dots) or in a mixture (maroon and orange dots).

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