Nature's Chain Saw

a: cellulase ~
b: molecular chain saw


cellulase is an enzyme that breaks down cellulose. It does this by breaking the bonds between the glucose monomers that constitute this naturally occurring polymer. In practice is usually a mixture of several molecules acting together. To mix this metaphor, it could be a "wolf pack" of enzymes.

Writer: Lucrezia
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Sep 18 2014 11:06 AM

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