Enzymatic hydrolysis

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Enzymatic hydrolysis is a process in which enzymes facilitate the cleavage of bonds in molecules with the addition of the elements of water. It plays an important role in the digestion of food.[1]

It may be used to help provide renewable energy, as with Cellulosic ethanol.[2]

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  1. ^ Campbell, Neil A., and Jane B. Reece. Biology. 7th ed. San Francisco: Pearson Education, 2005.
  2. ^ Ethanol from biomass by enzymatic hydrolysis - JD Wright - Chemical Engineering Progress, 1988 - osti.gov