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British Microbiology Research Journal, ISSN: 2231-0886,Vol.: 3, Issue.: 3 (July-September)

Review Article

Cellulase Production by Bacteria: A Review


Sangrila Sadhu1 and Tushar Kanti Maiti1*

1Microbiology Laboratory, Department of Botany, the University of Burdwan, Burdwan- 713104, WB, India.

Article Information


(1) Sang Hak LEE, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, 702-701, Korea.


(1) Muhammad Irfan, PCSIR Laboratories Complex, Pakistan.

(2) T. Shankar, ANJA College, India.

(3) Anonymous.

(4) Anonymous.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/1258


Cellulose is an abundant natural biopolymer on earth and most dominating Agricultural waste. This cellulosic biomass is a renewable and abundant resource with great potential for bioconversion to value-added bioproducts. It can be degraded by cellulase produced by cellulolytic bacteria. This enzyme has various industrial applications and now considered as major group of industrial enzyme. The review discusses application of cellulase, classification of cellulase, quantification of cellulase, the types of cellulolytic bacteria and their screening. It describes the current knowledge of cellulase production by submerged fermentation and solid state fermentation, properties of cellulase and cloning and expression of cellulase gene. The biotechnological aspect of cellulase research and their future prospects are also discussed.

Keywords :

Cellulytic bacteria; bioconversion; cellulases; endoglucanase; exoglucanase; β-glucosidase; cellulosome.

Full Article - PDF    Page 235-258

DOI : 10.9734/BMRJ/2013/2367

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