Degradation of aflatoxin B(1) by fungal laccase enzymes.

@article{Alberts2009DegradationOA,
  title={Degradation of aflatoxin B(1) by fungal laccase enzymes.},
  author={Johanna F. Alberts and Wentzel C. A. Gelderblom and A Botha and Willem H van Zyl},
  journal={International journal of food microbiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={135 1},
  pages={47-52}
}
The enzymatic degradation of aflatoxin B(1) (AFB(1)) by white rot fungi through laccase production was investigated in different liquid media. A significant (P<0.0001) correlation was observed between laccase activity and AFB(1) degradation exhibited by representatives of Peniophora and Pleurotus ostreatus cultivated in minimal salts (MSM) (r=0.93) and mineral salts - malt extract (MSB-MEB) (r=0.77) liquid media. Peniophora sp. SCC0152 cultured in MSB-MEB liquid medium supplemented with… CONTINUE READING

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