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Title: Comparative analysis of white rot and brown rot fungi: genomes, transcriptomes and secretomes

Source: In: Proceeding of the 9th conference on fungal genetics and molecular biology in 2009.2009 November 18-19; Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo, Japan: Fungal Molecular Biology Society of Japan. 2009

Author(s)Wymelenberg, Amber Vanden; Gaskell, Jill; Mozuch, Mike; Kersten, Phil; Cullen, Dan; Sabat, Grzegorz; Martinez, Diego; Grigoriev, Igor; Blanchette, Robert

Publication Year: 2009  View PDF »

Category: Conference Proceedings
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4712-4A

Abstract: Lignocellulose in vascular plant cell walls is one of the largest sinks for fixed global carbon and is receiving increased attention as a potential biofuels feedstock. Relatively few organisms can efficiently convert the recalcitrant polymer blend in lignocellulose to monomeric components. The main exceptions are certain basidiomycetes, which attack wood through two main decay types called white-rot and brown-rot. Wood-decaying basidiomycetes are essential contributors to carbon cycling in forest soils, and brown-rot fungi are additionally important because they are a major cause of failure in wooden structures.

Keywords: Cellulose; wood biodegradation; genomes; lignocellulose; Basidiomycetes; molecular genetics; fungi; genetics; lignin; biodegradation; wood-decaying fungi; gene expression; genetic transcription; brown rot; liquid chromatography; mass spectrometry; proteins; Postia placenta; Phanerochaete chrysosporium; transcriptome; wood decay; secretome; white rot; decay fungi

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 31 kb(s)

Date posted: 05/16/2011
RITS Product ID: 36823
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Cullen, Daniel
Research Microbiologist
Kersten, Philip J.
Research Microbiologist

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