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J Exp Biol (2014) 217 (14): 2540–2547.
Published: 15 July 2014
... gardens to digest starch, pectin, xylan, cellulose and casein. Gardens exhibited higher amylase and pectinase activities when A. texana ants cultivated Attamyces compared with Trachymyces fungi, consistent with enzymatic specialization. In contrast, gardens showed comparable amylase and pectinase...
Includes: Supplementary data
J Exp Biol (2010) 213 (17): 2950–2957.
Published: 1 September 2010
... by the transglycosylation of smaller substrates – another common feature of glucohydrolases. The interaction between the glucohydrolase described here and the endo-β-1,4-glucanases described previously for G. natalis provides a complete model for cellulose hydrolysis in crustaceans and possibly in other invertebrates...
J Exp Biol (1999) 202 (23): 3263–3268.
Published: 1 December 1999
...Julian F. V. Vincent ABSTRACT The cell wall is often pictured as a more-or-less random feltwork of cellulose microfibrils in association with other polysaccharide and protein complexes. There is evidence from morphology, morphogenesis and mechanics that the structures in the cell wall are far more...