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Title: 5 Molecular Genetics of Lignin-Degrading Fungi and Their Applications in Organopollutant Degradation

Source: In: The Mycota A comprehensive treatise on Fungi as Experimental Systems for Basic and Applied Research. XI Agricultural Applications 2002; pp. 71-90.

Author(s)Cullen, Daniel

Publication Year: 2002  View PDF »

Category: Book

Abstract: This chapter provides an overview of the physiology and associated molecular genetics of wood-decaying fungi as they relate to organopollutant degradation. White-rot fungi are characterized by an ability to fragment all major structural polymers of wood including lignin. More poorly understood are the brown-rot fungi, which rapidly depolymerize cellulosic materials while only modifying lignin. Collectively, these wood-and litter-degrading fungi play a pivotal role in the carbon cycle. In fact, white-rot fungi are the only microbes known to efficiently mineralize fully lignified tissue.

Keywords: wood-decaying fungi; lignin-biodegradation; organic water pollutants; enzymes-industrial applications; fungi-genetics; bioremediation; fungal remediation

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 266 kb(s)

Date posted: 06/19/2015
RITS Product ID: 73104
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Cullen, Daniel
Research Microbiologist

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