Influence of incubation temperature on activity of ligninolytic enzymes in sterile soil by Pleurotus sp. and Dichomitus squalens.

Solid state straw cultures of the white rot fungi Pleurotus sp. and Dichomitus squalens covered with a layer of sterile soil were incubated at 20 degrees C, 25 degrees C, 30 degrees C, and 34 degrees C. The activities of the extracellular enzymes laccase and manganese peroxidase (MnP) in the soil layers were measured over eight weeks. Pleurotus sp. produced… (More)