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Review on Fibrolytic Microorganisms and Their Applications

Abayineh Amanuel


The primary renewable feedstock option on the planet is lignocellulosic biomass, which is made up of cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin.. Lignocellulolytic microbes are categorized in to cellulolytic, xylanolytic and Lignolytic based on the plant material they degrade./Animal feed digestion and industrial bioconversion processes both heavily rely on the functioning of lignocellulolytic microorganisms like bacteria and fungi, whose enzymes may break down lignocellulosic biomass. Lignocellulolytic micro-organisms are found in various habitats such as rumen, soils and insect gut. The applications of lignocellulolytic micro-organisms and their enzymes are focused on various industries including pulp and paper, textiles, food and beverages, biofuels and animal feed processing. In order to establish more sustainable and economically competitive methods of production, new, enhanced, and versatile lignocellulolytic microorganisms and their enzymes are currently required. Since lignocellulose is the most abundant biopolymer available on earth, more efforts should be encouraged to investigate lignocellulolytic micro-organisms and their enzymes to convert this biomass into useful products in various industrial bioprocessing. In order to enhance the use of lignocellulolytic microbes, knowing their sources and application is very important.


Industrial Application, Lignocellulolytic, animal feed digestion, Microorganisms, Rumen

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