Significant biogenesis of chlorinated aromatics by fungi in natural environments.

Common wood- and forest litter-degrading fungi produce chlorinated anisyl metabolites. These compounds, which are structurally related to xenobiotic chloroaromatics, occur at high concentrations of approximately 75 mg of chlorinated anisyl metabolites kg of wood or litter in the environment. The widespread ability among common fungi to produce large amounts… (More)