Differential degradation of oak (Quercus petraea) leaf litter by litter-decomposing basidiomycetes.

@article{Steffen2007DifferentialDO,
  title={Differential degradation of oak (Quercus petraea) leaf litter by litter-decomposing basidiomycetes.},
  author={Kari Timo Steffen and Tomas Cajthaml and Jaroslav {\vS}najdr and Petr Baldrian},
  journal={Research in microbiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={158 5},
  pages={447-55}
}
Due to production of lignocellulose-degrading enzymes, saprotrophic litter-decomposing basidiomycetes can significantly contribute to the turnover of soil organic matter. The production of lignin and polysaccharide-degrading enzymes and changes in the chemical composition of litter was studied with Marasmius quercophilus, Mycena inclinata and Pholiota lenta, three basidiomycete species typical of oak (Quercus petraea) forests. Within 12weeks of incubation, M. inclinata decomposed 33%, M… CONTINUE READING