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Enzymatic "combustion": the microbial degradation of lignin.
This paper presents a meta-analyses of IGNIN as a stimulus and its applications in medicine and physiology, and discusses the role that IGNIN plays in the development of disease and its role in medicine. Expand
Highly specialized microbial diversity in hyper-arid polar desert
It is demonstrated that life has adapted to form highly-specialized communities in distinct lithic niches occurring concomitantly within this terrain, and biodiversity near the cold-arid limit for life is more complex than previously appreciated. Expand
Phylogeny and taxonomy of the Ophiostoma piceae complex and the Dutch elm disease fungi
The Ophiostoma piceae complex forms a monophyletic group of insect-dispersed pyrenomycetes with synnemata (Pesotum) and micronematous (Sporothrix) synanamorphs. Other species of Ophiostoma outside ...
Fungal diversity in soils and historic wood from the Ross Sea Region of Antarctica
Fungi capable of causing degradation in the wood and artifacts associated with the expedition huts appear to be similar to those present in Antarctic soils, both near and at more remote locations. Expand
Physical and enzymatic properties of lignin peroxidase isoenzymes from Phanerochaete chrysosporium
Abstract Phanerochaete chrysosporium BKM-1767 secretes multiple lignin peroxidase isoenzymes when grown under nitrogen-limited conditions. Here we report the purification of these heme-containingExpand
Functional ecology of an Antarctic Dry Valley
A suite of previously unappreciated Antarctic microbial stress response pathways, thermal, osmotic, and nutrient limitation responses were identified and related to environmental stressors, offering tangible clues to the mechanisms behind the enduring success of microorganisms in this seemingly inhospitable terrain. Expand
An Antarctic Hot Spot for Fungi at Shackleton's Historic Hut on Cape Royds
Fungi causing decay in the historic wooden structures and artifacts are of great concern, and this investigation provides insight into the identity and species diversity of fungi found at the site. Expand
Wood-Destroying Soft Rot Fungi in the Historic Expedition Huts of Antarctica
The presence of Cadophora species, but only limited decay, suggests there is no immediate threat to the structural integrity of the huts, however, these fungi are widely found in wood from the historic huts and have the capacity to cause extensive soft rot if conditions that are more conducive to decay become common. Expand
Endoglucanase-producing fungi isolated from Cape Evans historic expedition hut on Ross Island, Antarctica.
It is demonstrated that cellulolytic filamentous fungi found in Antarctica are capable of growth at cold temperatures and possess the ability to produce extracellular endo-1, 4-beta-glucanase when cultured at cold and temperate temperatures. Expand
Determination of interfacial shear strength of white rot fungi treated hemp fibre reinforced polypropylene
Abstract Short untreated and white rot fungi treated hemp fibre, polypropylene (PP) and maleated polypropylene (MAPP) coupling agent were extruded and injection moulded into composite tensile testExpand