Journal of Biotechnology & Bioresearch

Importance of CAZyme Producing Microbial Flora in the Herbivore Gut

Submission: March 02, 2022; Published: April 26, 2022


Considering the complexity of the recalcitrant plant biomass which is used by the herbivores as a food source, these organisms have presence of a unique digestive chamber termed rumen. The microbial diversity associated with this organ has evolved along with their host for digestion of complex carbohydrate polymer via production of a family of enzymes termed CAZymes. Thus, the rumen acts as a potential source for discovery of novel microbes and enzymes associated with lignocellulose degradation for commercial purposes.

Keywords: CAZymes; Herbivores; Lignocellulose; Microbial diversity; Rumen

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