Table 1: Cellulase producing actinomycetes.

Actinomycete isolateCellulolytic enzyme Observed resultsReference

Streptomyces sp. β-glucosidasesSaccharification of rice straw[77]
Extracellular cellulasesZone of hydrolysis in plate assay method[109, 130]
EndoglucanasesEnzyme production[131]
CellulasesAid in composting[132]
Streptomyces sp.strain AT7Carboxymethylcellulose (Cx) and Avicelase (C1) enzymeProduction of enzymes[133]
Streptomyces sp.strains M7a and M7b, F2621, LIPIMC-A-194, LIPIMC-A-251, and LIPIMC-A-278Endoglucanases/CMCase (carboxymethylcellulose)CMCase production [76, 134, 135]
Streptomyces sp.T3-1Scale-up of enzyme production [136]
Streptomyces sp.S7Enzyme production using fruit waste[137]

Streptomyces albogriseolus,
Streptomyces nitrosporeus
β-glucosidase, endoglucanase, and avicelaseOptimization studies for production of cellulases [110]

Streptomyces lividansCellulasesEnzyme characterization
Enzyme production optimization
[106]
[138]

Streptomyces flavogriseus
Streptomyces nitrosporus
CellulasesOptimization of enzyme production[138]

Streptomyces albaduncusExoglucanase, β-glucosidase, and endoglucanaseCatabolite repression studies
Characterization of enzyme
[139]
[140]

Streptomyces reticuliAvicelaseGene expression studies [68]

Streptomyces cellulolyticusExtracellular cellulasesCellulose decomposition[141]

Streptomyces drozdowicziiEndoglucanaseSuccessful application in detergent and textile processing [142]

Streptomyces malachitofuscus, 
Streptomyces glomeratus, and
Streptomyces stramineus
Extracellular cellulasesZone of hydrolysis in plate assay method [109]

Streptomyces gancidicusExtracellular cellulase, CMCase/endoglucanaseZone of hydrolysis in plate assay method[109, 143]

Streptomyces actuosusEndoglucanaseOptimization of CMCase production[144]

Streptomyces bobili LIPIMC-A-283, 
Streptomyces olivochromogenes LIPIMC-A-247
CMCase/endoglucanaseCMCase production[135]

Streptomyces globosus, 
Streptomyces alanosinicus,
CMCase/endoglucanaseZone of hydrolysis in plate assay method [143]
Streptomyces ruberOptimization studies

Streptomyces viridobrunneus SCPE-09EndoglucanaseEnzyme production from agroindustrial residues[145]

Streptomyces viridiochromogenesAvicelase, CMCase, and total cellulaseSaccharification of rice straw and ethanol production[146]

Streptomyces albospinusExtracellular cellulasesDegradation of cellulosic materials[147]

Streptomyces griseorubensCellulasesEnzyme production optimization[148]

Streptomyces matensisEndoglucanase and exoglucanase Enzyme production optimization[149]

Streptomyces longispororuberCarboxymethylcelluloseProduction and purification of enzyme[150]

Cellulomonas fmiCellulase Activity observed,[151]
[152]
FPase (total cellulases)saccharification of rice straw and ethanol production,
and optimization of enzyme production using wheat straw
[153]

Cellulomonas fimi
Cellulomonas sp.
Cellulomonas sp. (strains ATCC21399 and JHHY35) CMCase, FPaseCMC depolymerisation and filter paper disintegration[154]
Cellulomonas cartae
Cellulomonas cellulase
Cellulomonas cellulase
Cellulomonas flavigena
Cellulomonas subalbusDegradation of flax, sisal, and cotton fibres
Cellulomonas uda
Cellulomonas biazotea
Cellulomonas gelida[155]

Cellulomonas biazoteaFPase, endo-β-glucanase and β-glucosidase
endo- and exoglucanases, and cellobiases
Enzyme production using cellulosic substrates
Cellulosic biohydrogen production
[156]
[157]

Cellulomonas cellulansCMCaseDegradation of flax, sisal, and cotton fibres[155]
Cellulomonas cellulans NRRL B 4567 Study of substrate inhibition kinetics[158]
Cellulomonas Endoglucanase/CMCaseEnzyme production using cassava bagasse[159]
cellulansIsolation from silver fish and cellulase characterization[160]

Intrasporangium, Saccharopolyspora,
Streptosporangium, Rhodococcus, Saccharomonospora, and Nocardia
Micromonospora
Extracellular cellulaseZone of hydrolysis in plate assay method[130]

Micromonosporaβ-glucosidaseSaccharification of rice straw[77]
Micromonospora chalceaβ-glucosidase and CMCaseDemonstration of activity[161]
Enzyme production[162]

Microbispora bispora
Microbispora sp.
Micromonospora melanosporea
Microbispora bispora
β-glucosidase
Cellulase
β-glucosidase, endoglucanase & Avicelase
Endoglucanase/CMCase
Saccharification of rice straw
Help in composting
Optimization of cellulase production
Enzyme production
[77]
[132]
[110]
[163]

Thermomonospora sp. β-glucosidaseSaccharification of rice straw[77]
CMCaseEnzyme production, purification, and characterization[164]
Thermomonospora curvataExtracellular cellulaseProduction and partial purification of enzyme[165]

Actinoplanes minutisporangius LIPIMC-A-269 and 279CMCase/endoglucanaseCMCase production[137]

Streptoverticillium morookaense, 
Nocardiopsis aegyptia
CMCase/endoglucanaseZone of hydrolysis in plate assay method [143]

Pseudonocardia thermophilaβ-glucosidase and CMCaseActivities demonstrated[161]

Actinopolyspora  halophilaCMCase and β-glucosidase Detection of activity [166]

Thermoactinomyces sp.Endoglucanase, β-glucosidase, and avicelaseDegradation of microcrystalline cellulose[167]

Thermoactinomyces sp.strain TA3Extracellular cellulaseHigh efficiency and bioactivity observed during compositing[168]