Degradation of 14C-labelled lignin and dehydropolymer of coniferyl alcohol by ericoid and ectomycorrhizal fungi

  title={Degradation of 14C-labelled lignin and dehydropolymer of coniferyl alcohol by ericoid and ectomycorrhizal fungi},
  author={Kurt Haselwandter and Ortwin Bobleter and David J. Read},
  journal={Archives of Microbiology},
The ability of ericoid and ectomycorrhizal fungi to utilize 14C-labelled lignin and O14CH3-labelled dehydropolymer of coniferyl alcohol as sole C sources has been assessed in pure culture studies. The results indicate that ericoid mycorrhizal fungi are more effective in degrading lignin than ectomycorrhizal fungi. Amongst the ectomycorrhizal fungi the facultative mycorrhizal fungus Paxillus involutus degraded lignin more readily than those which are normally considered to be obligately… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 20 extracted citations

Ectomycorrhizas Ð extending the capabilities of rhizosphere remediation ?

Andrew A. Meharga, John W. G. Cairneyb
View 5 Excerpts
Highly Influenced


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 18 references

The biology of mycorrhiza m the Ericaceae . XIII . Some characteristics of the extracellular proteinase activity of the ericoid endophyte Hymenoscyphus erwae

Leake, DJ Read
New Phytol • 1989

Decomposition of l ~ C - labelled lignin , holocellulose and lignocellulose by mycorrhizal fungi

J Trojanowski, A HaiderK.Hfittermann
Arch Microbiol • 1984

Physiology and biochemistry of lignin degradation

CA Reddy

The structure and function of the vegetative mycelium of mycorrhizal roots

DJ Read

Lignin metabolism and the carbon cycle - Polymer biosynthesis , biodegradation , and environmental recalcitrance

JG Zeikus

Oidiodendron griseum Robak : An endophyte of ericoid mycorrhiza in Vaccinium spp

M Couture, JA Fortin, Y Dalpe
New Phytol • 1983

Wachstums - kammer ftir die Anzucht von verholzenden Pflanzen unter radioaktiver Kohlendioxidatmosphfire

R Concm, H Binder, P Brunner, O Bobleter
Kerntechnik • 1978

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…