Production of cellulases and xylanases by low-temperature basidiomycetes.

  title={Production of cellulases and xylanases by low-temperature basidiomycetes.},
  author={G Douglas Inglis and Alexander Popp and L. Brent Selinger and Lawrence M. Kawchuk and Denis A Gaudet and Tim A. McAllister},
  journal={Canadian journal of microbiology},
  volume={46 9},
Three of four isolates, representing phylogenetically distinct groupings of low-temperature basidiomycetes (LTB), were capable of utilizing wheat straw, and to a lesser extent conifer wood at 15 degrees C. A cottony snow mould LTB (LRS 013) and a fruit rot LTB (LRS 241) grown on straw significantly degraded filter paper, carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), p-nitrophenyl beta-glucopyranoside (i.e., beta-glucosidases), and xylan. Enzymes produced by Coprinus psychromorbidus (LRS 067) were limited to… CONTINUE READING