A comprehensive insight into the application of white rot fungi and their lignocellulolytic enzymes in the removal of organic pollutants.

  title={A comprehensive insight into the application of white rot fungi and their lignocellulolytic enzymes in the removal of organic pollutants.},
  author={Rui Zhuo and Fangfang Fan},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
Environmental problems resultant from organic pollutants are a major current challenge for modern societies. White rot fungi (WRF) are well known for their extensive organic compound degradation abilities. The unique oxidative and extracellular ligninolytic systems of WRF that exhibit low substrate specificity, enable them to display a considerable ability to transform or degrade different environmental contaminants. In recent decades, WRF and their ligninolytic enzymes have been widely applied… 
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