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Trends Biochem Sci. 2016 Jul;41(7):561-562. doi: 10.1016/j.tibs.2016.05.007. Epub 2016 May 30.

The Enigmatic Universe of the Herbivore Gut.

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Plant and Microbial Biology Department, Energy Biosciences Institute, The University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3102, USA. Electronic address: Lglass@berkeley.edu.

Abstract

The herbivore gut is a fascinating ecosystem exquisitely adapted to plant biomass degradation. Within this ecosystem, anaerobic fungi invade biomass and secrete hydrolytic enzymes. In a recent study, Solomon et al. characterized three anaerobic fungi by transcriptomics, proteomics, and functional analyses to identify novel components essential for plant biomass deconstruction.

KEYWORDS:

CAZymes; Neocallimastigomycota; anaerobic fungi; cellulase; cellulosomes; plant biomass

PMID:
27257096
DOI:
10.1016/j.tibs.2016.05.007
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