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New insights into the ligninolytic capability of a wood decay ascomyceteAuthor(s): Semarjit Shary; Sally A. Ralph; Kenneth E. Hammel
Source: Applied and environmental microbiology. Vol. 73, no. 20 (Oct. 2007): Pages 6691-6694.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionWood-grown cultures of Daldinia concentrica oxidized a permethylated [beta]-14C- labeled synthetic lignin to 14CO2 and also cleaved a permethylated [alpha]-13C-labeled synthetic lignin to give C[alpha]-C[beta] cleavage products that were detected by 13C nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry. Therefore, this ascomycete resembles white-rot basidiomycetes in attacking the recalcitrant nonphenolic structures that predominate in lignin.
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CitationShary, Semarjit; Ralph, Sally A.; Hammel, Kenneth E. 2007. New insights into the ligninolytic capability of a wood decay ascomycete. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 73(20): 6691-6694.
KeywordsBiodegradation, deterioration, microbial metabolism, fungi, biotechnology, carbon dioxide, wood-decaying fungi, lignin, Ascomycetes, industrial applications, oxidases, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, DHP, soft rot, cleavage, decay, decay fungi, Daldinia concentrica
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