alexa Biodegradation of lignin by white rot fungi.
Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences

International Journal of Waste Resources

Author(s): Leonowicz A, Matuszewska A, Luterek J, Ziegenhagen D, WojtaWasilewska M,

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Abstract A review is presented related to the biochemistry of lignocellulose transformation. The biodegradation of wood constituents is currently understood as a multienzymatic process with the mediation of small molecules; therefore, this review will focus on the roles of these small molecular compounds and radicals working in concert with enzymes. Wood rotting basidiomycetous fungi penetrate wood and lead to more easily metabolized, carbohydrate constituents of the complex. Having a versatile machinery of enzymes, the white rot fungi are able to attack directly the "lignin barrier." They also use a multienzyme system including so-called "feed back" type enzymes, allowing for simultaneous transformation of both lignin and cellulose. These enzymes may function separately or cooperatively. Copyright 1999 Academic Press. This article was published in Fungal Genet Biol and referenced in International Journal of Waste Resources

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