Mycoremediation (bioremediation with fungi) – growing mushrooms to clean the earth

  title={Mycoremediation (bioremediation with fungi) – growing mushrooms to clean the earth},
  author={Christopher J. Rhodes},
  journal={Chemical Speciation \& Bioavailability},
  pages={196 - 198}
  • C. Rhodes
  • Published 2014
  • Environmental Science
  • Chemical Speciation & Bioavailability
Abstract Some of the prospects of using fungi, principally white-rot fungi, for cleaning contaminated land are surveyed. That white-rot fungi are so effective in degrading a wide range of organic molecules is due to their release of extra-cellular lignin-modifying enzymes, with a low substrate-specificity, so they can act upon various molecules that are broadly similar to lignin. The enzymes present in the system employed for degrading lignin include lignin-peroxidase (LiP), manganese… Expand
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