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Ongoing research

  1. Isolation of new cellulolytic and xylanolytic bacteria under aerobic and anaerobic conditions of industrial application.
  2. Production of plant cell wall degradation enzymes from bacteria and their applications.
  3. Multienzyme complexes, cellulosome and xylanosome from aerobic and anaerobic bacteria.
  4. Cloning, sequencing, and expression of the gene encoding plant cell wall degrading enzymes from Paenibacillus curdlanolyticus B-6, and characterization of the recombinant enzymes.
  5. Bio-conversion of agricultural wastes to sugars.
  6. Alkaline enzymes from alkaliphillic Bacillus sp. and their applications.
  7. Application of alkaline cellulose-free xylanase in kraft pulp preableaching.
  8. Extraction of valuable compounds from mushroom by plant cell wall degrading enzymes.

Contact person: Assoc. Prof. Khanok Ratanakhanokchai

E-mail: khanok.rat@kmutt.ac.th

Official website: http://www.enzymetechnology.kmutt.ac.th/