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Title: Extracellular oxidative systems of the lignin-degrading Basidiomycete Phanerochaete chrysosporium

Source: Forest genetics and biology. Vol. 44 (2007): pages 77-87.

Author(s)Kersten, Phil; Cullen, Dan

Publication Year: 2007  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4712-2A

Abstract: The US Department of Energy has assembled a high quality draft genome of Phanerochaete chrysosporium, a white rot Basidiomycete capable of completely degrading all major components of plant cell walls including cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin. Hundreds of sequences are predicted to encode extracellular enzymes including an impressive number of oxidative enzymes potentially involved in lignocellulose degradation. Herein, we summarize the number, organization, and expression of genes encoding peroxidases, copper radical oxidases, FAD-dependent oxidases, and multicopper oxidases. Possibly relevant to extracellular oxidative systems are genes involved in posttranslational processes and a large number of hypothetical proteins.

Keywords: Phanerochaete chrysosporium, oxidases, copper radical oxidases, multicopper oxidases, hemicellulose, gene expression, peroxidases, peroxidases, genetic transcription, Basidiomycetes, wood-decaying fungi, lignin, biodegradation, copper, enzymes, industrial applications, biotechnology, cellulose, nucleotide sequence, molecular genetics, genomes, nucleotide sequence, molecular genetics, white rot

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RITS Product ID: 24660
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Cullen, Daniel
Research Microbiologist
Kersten, Philip J.
Research Microbiologist

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