Enzymes and the rhizosphere.
by, 10-29-2013 at 07:30 AM (70 Views)
It has been a recent advancement of soil scientists to directly measure the enzymatic activity of soils.
Enzymes are the molecular machines inside cells that literally create the living organism,but they are also the mechanism nature uses to disassemble herself. Enzymes will digest their environment as well as re-assemble it when new life grows from old.
The key enzymes include types of chitinases, proteases, hydrolases
glucanases and cellulases; these are the molecules that can split apart the complex carbohydrate chains that make up fungi and plant cell walls. These enzymes classes all go “to work” immediately upon contact with their respective substrates, and molecularly tear them into their individual components, or single sugars.