Production of hydrogen peroxide by wood-rotting fungi in wood and its correlation with weight loss, depolymerization, and pH changes

@article{Koenigs2004ProductionOH,
  title={Production of hydrogen peroxide by wood-rotting fungi in wood and its correlation with weight loss, depolymerization, and pH changes},
  author={Jerome W. Koenigs},
  journal={Archives of Microbiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={99},
  pages={129-145}
}
1. Wood-decay fungi produced H2O2 solely from native substrates in wood. Most basidiomycetes which cause brown-rot of wood produced H2O2 more rapidly on loblolly pine than sweetgum and they produced H2O2 more quickly than white-rot fungi which varied considerably among themselves in formation of the oxidant. 2. Most brown-rot fungi depolymerized wood cellulose extensively at low weight losses and lowered the pH of wood. At these weight losses, white-rot fungi raised the degree of polymerization… CONTINUE READING