Degradation of alkylphenols by white rot fungus Irpex lacteus and its manganese peroxidase.

@article{Moon2012DegradationOA,
  title={Degradation of alkylphenols by white rot fungus Irpex lacteus and its manganese peroxidase.},
  author={Dong-Soo Moon and Hong-Gyu Song},
  journal={Applied biochemistry and biotechnology},
  year={2012},
  volume={168 3},
  pages={
          542-9
        }
}
Alkylphenols are common endocrine disrupters that are produced from the degradation of widely used surfactants. Since they cause various harmful effects on aquatic life and in humans, they should be removed from the environments being contaminated. White rot fungus Irpex lacteus can completely degrade 100 mg/L of octylphenol, nonylphenol, and phenylphenol during 1 day of incubation in the complex YMG medium, which was the highest degrading capability among nine strains of white rot fungi tested… CONTINUE READING
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