(Science: enzyme) a 110 kd saponin-detoxifying enzyme from fungus, gaeumannomyces graminis; removes both the beta-1,2- and beta-1,4-linked terminal d-glucose molecules from oat root saponin a-1 to give first the mono- and then the bis-deglucosylated form, both are less toxic to the fungus

registry number: EC 3.2.1.-

Synonym: avenacinase gene product

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