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Fungal cell walls consist of various glucans and chitin. The inky cap, Coprinellus congregatus, produces mushrooms at 25°C in a regime of 15 h light/9 h dark, and then the mushroom is autolyzed rapidly to generate black liquid droplets in which no cell walls are detected by microscopy. Chitinase cDNA from the mature mushroom tissues of C. congregatus, which(More)
The inky cap, Coprinellus congregatus, produces mushrooms which become autolyzed rapidly to generate black liquid droplets, in which no cell wall is detected by microscopy. A chitinase (Chi2) which is synthesized during the autolytic phase of C. congregatus inhibits the growths of Candida albicans and Cryptococcus neoformans up to 10% at the concentration(More)
Most fungi possess several hydrogen peroxide-generating enzymes, glucose oxidase and pyranose oxidase. Pyranose oxidase can use glucose as its substrate to generate hydrogen peroxide. White rot fungi, which degrade diverse recalcitrant compounds, contain lignin-degrading enzymes, and lignin peroxidase and manganese peroxidase require hydrogen peroxide for(More)
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