Peculiarities of Pycnoporus species for applications in biotechnology

  title={Peculiarities of Pycnoporus species for applications in biotechnology},
  author={Anne Lomascolo and Eva Uzan-Boukhris and Isabelle Herpo{\"e}l-Gimbert and J. -C. Sigoillot and Laurence Lesage-Meessen},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
The genus Pycnoporus forms a cosmopolitan group of four species belonging to the polyporoid white-rot fungi, the most representative group of homobasidiomycetes causing wood decay. Pycnoporus fungi are listed as food- and cosmetic-grade microorganisms and emerged in the early 1990s as a genus whose biochemistry, biodegradation and biotechnological properties have since been progressively detailed. First highlighted for their original metabolic pathways involved in the functionalization of plant… CONTINUE READING