Problem of oxygen transfer during degradation of lignin by Phanerochaete chrysosporium

@article{Leisola2004ProblemOO,
  title={Problem of oxygen transfer during degradation of lignin by Phanerochaete chrysosporium},
  author={Matti S. A. Leisola and Don Ulmer and Armin Fiechter},
  journal={European journal of applied microbiology and biotechnology},
  year={2004},
  volume={17},
  pages={113-116}
}
Partial oxygen limitation was shown to be the main reason for slow and incomplete degradation of lignin by Phanerochaete chrysosporium in non-agitated cultures. No oxygen could be measured in the mycelial mat deeper than 1 mm from the surface although the cultures were incubated under a 100% oxygen atmosphere. When the depth of the mycelial mat was reduced below the limiting thickness, the organism was able to degrade lignin in air at a rate comparable to that measured under 100% oxygen… CONTINUE READING