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Title: Transcript patterns of Phanerochaete chrysosporium genes in organopollutant contaminated soils and in wood

Source: [Proceedings of the fourth meeting on the Genetics and Cellular Biology of Basidiomycetes : 1998 March 27-30, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Horst, The Netherlands : Mushroom Experimental Station, 1998].:p. 89-93 : ill.

Author(s)Vanden Wymelenberg, Amber.; Janse, Bernard.; Gaskell, Jill.; Dietrich, Diane.; Vallim, Marcelo.; Cullen, Dan.

Publication Year: 1998  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles

Abstract: We describe here recent methods for quantitative assessment of specific P. chrysosporium mRNAs in organopollutant contaminated soils and in Aspen wood chips. Magnetic capture techniques were used to rapidly purify poly(A)-RNA, and quantitative RT-PCR protocols were developed for all known lignin peroxidase (lip) and cellobiohydrolase (cbh1) genes. The methodology is extremely sensitive and highly specific. Results indicated that gene transcript patterns varied dramatically in response to substrate. In general, transcript patterns in defined media were unreliable predictors of expression in soil or wood. No apparent relationship was observed between genomic organization and transcript patterns. Results provide a framework for future investigations and help guide strain improvement programs.

Keywords: Phanerochaete chrysosporium; Populus; Soil fungi; Genes; Transcription; Soil pollution; Contamination; Wood chips; Genetic improvement; Lignocellulose; Strains; Organopollutants

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RITS Product ID: 21845
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Cullen, Daniel
Research Microbiologist

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