Cellulase is important enzyme required for catabolism of cellulose into smaller sugars in the animal metabolism. Cellulose is plant polysaccharides and contained higher range of sugar molecules those with help of suitable enzyme and microorganism can be used for conversion of sugar into biofuels to meet the requirements of energy. In the present study Cellulase was produce from corn straw by solid state fermentation with the help of Trichoderma Reesei. The corn straw was supplemented with wheat bran for supply of essential elements ( N and C). The optimal experimental conditions like temperature, pH, time total water contents of substrate were selected for this study. It was observed that cellulase shows its maximum activity at when corn straw and wheat bran ration is 1:1 (water contents ratios 1:2 ). The optimal temperature 28 degrees C., pH 5.5 and time duration for maximum activity was 72 hours. Furthermore the fermented activity of FPase 119.41 U followed by CMCase 452.5 U was observed in the present study.
Wang, J. Sh.; Wang, J.; and Gulfraz, M.
"Efficient Cellulase Production from Corn Straw by Trichoderma Reesei LW1 Through Solid State Fermentation Process,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2005
, Article 7.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2005/iss1/7