Fungal polygalacturonase with improved maceration properties

J.A.E. Benen (Inventor), R. Joosten (Inventor), I. Kars (Inventor), G.H. Krooshof (Inventor), C.A.M. Sibbel-Wagemakers (Inventor), J.A.L. van Kan (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


The present invention relates to an endo-polygalacturonase from the phytopathogenic fungus Botrytis cinerea and related enzymes, as well as nucleic acids encoding these enzymes, vectors comprising the nucleic acids and host cells for the production of the enzymes. The invention further relates to methods for producing these polygalacturonases and to methods in which the enzymes are used for hydrolysing internal glycosidic linkages in a polygalacturonic acid chain in a plant material. Such methods are useful in the production of food or feed products, in the extraction of sustances from plant material and in breeding plants having increased resistance towards Botrytis fungi.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberEP1614748
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jan 2006


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