Skip to Main Content
Enzymology and molecular biology of lignin degradationAuthor(s): D. Cullen; P.J. Kersten
Source: The Mycota III : biochemistry and molecular biology. Berlin ; Heidelberg : Springer-Verlag, 2004: Pages 249-273
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
PDF: Download Publication (230 KB)
DescriptionThis review provides an overview of the physiology and genetics of lignin degradation by white rot basidiomycetes. Emphasis is on recent advances and the reader is referred to earlier comprehensive reviews for historical perspective and background (Kirk and Farrell 1987; Gold and Alic 1993; Higuchi 1993; Cullen and Kersten 1996; Cullen 1997). Recent completion of a draft genome sequence has established P. chrysosporium as the premier model system, and our review therefore concentrates on this species. Other wood decay fungi are only occasionally mentioned. Areas of uncertainty are highlighted.
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationCullen, D.; Kersten, P.J. 2004. Enzymology and molecular biology of lignin degradation. The Mycota III : biochemistry and molecular biology. Berlin ; Heidelberg : Springer-Verlag, 2004: Pages 249-273
KeywordsLignin degradation, molecular biology, enzymology, physiology, microbiology, molecular genetics
- Chapter 13: Recent Advances on the Genomics of Litter- and Soil-Inhabiting Agaricomycetes
- Chapter 5: Organopollutant Degradation by Wood Decay Basidiomycetes
- Messenger RNA transcripts
XML: View XML