The present invention provides a fungal lichenase, i.e., an endo-1,3-1,4-.beta.-D-glucanohydrolase, its coding sequence, recombinant DNA molecules comprising the lichenase coding sequences, recombinant host cells and methods for producing same. The present lichenase is from Orpinomyces PC-2.
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This invention was made, at least in part, with funding from the United States Department of Energy. Accordingly, the United States Govermnent has certain rights in this invention.