Hemicellulase vs. Hemicellulose

Hemicellulase vs. Hemicellulose — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Hemicellulase and Hemicellulose


(enzyme) Any enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of hemicellulose


(carbohydrate) A mixture of several plant polysaccharides, of smaller molecular weight than cellulose, that are soluble in dilute alkali; they are involved in the manufacture of paper, and are used in the production of furfural and ethanol.