Nutritech - Rethinking the Food Chain

NEW RESEARCH RESULTS: Novel polyesterase to hydrolyse cutin and suberin

3.2.2009 19:03


Cutin and suberin are lipid-derived insoluble polyesters that serve as structural components of the outer barriers of plants. Significant amounts of cutin are present in different agricultural and food raw materials such as cereals, berries, fruits and vegetables and their processing by-products, whereas the bark of cork oak and birch are rich in suberin. These polymers are estimated to be the third most abundant natural polymers after cellulose and lignin.

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