- Cellulose is a polysaccharide, made of chains of β-D-glucopyranose units.
- Cellulose is insoluble in crystalline form (native form), and soluble in amorphous form (modified cellulose).
- Cellulose is degraded by cellulases.
- Cellulase degrading enzymes play a role in softening and degradation of cell wall material and facilitate easy penetration and spread of pathogen in the host.
Ex: Basidiomycetes fungi
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