Chitosanase catalyzes the endohydrolysis of β (1,4) linkages between N-acetyl-D-glucosamine and D-glucosamine residues in partially deacetylated chitosan. Chitosanase from Streptomyces griseus is capable of hydrolyzing both chitosan and carboxymethyl cellulose. It is used for the lysis of cell walls of fungi belonging to the group Mucorales. It is found in several types of microorganisms.
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