Lignin-solubilizing ability of actinomycetes isolated from termite (Termitidae) gut

  title={Lignin-solubilizing ability of actinomycetes isolated from termite (Termitidae) gut},
  author={Maria B. Pasti and Anthony L. Pometto and Marco Paolo Nuti and Don L. Crawford},
  journal={Applied and Environmental Microbiology},
  pages={2213 - 2218}
The lignocellulose-degrading abilities of 11 novel actinomycete strains isolated from termite gut were determined and compared with that of the well-characterized actinomycete, Streptomyces viridosporus T7A. Lignocellulose bioconversion was followed by (i) monitoring the degradation of [14C]lignin- and [14C]cellulose-labeled phloem of Abies concolor to 14CO2 and 14C-labeled water-soluble products, (ii) determining lignocellulose, lignin, and carbohydrate losses resulting from growth on a… 

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