Pectic enzymes

J.A.E. Benen, A.G.J. Voragen, J. Visser

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The pectic enzymes comprise a diverse group of enzymes. They consist of main-chain depolymerases and esterases active on methyl- and acetylesters of galacturonosyl uronic acid residues. The depolymerizing enzymes comprise hydrolases as wel as lyases
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of food enzymology
EditorsJ.R. Whitaker, A.G.J. Voragen, D.W.S. Wong
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages1108
ISBN (Print)9780824706869
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • enzymes
  • pectins

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    Benen, J. A. E., Voragen, A. G. J., & Visser, J. (2003). Pectic enzymes. In J. R. Whitaker, A. G. J. Voragen, & D. W. S. Wong (Eds.), Handbook of food enzymology (pp. 845-848). Dekker.