The importance of phenol oxidase activity in lignin degradation by the white-rot fungus Sporotrichum pulverulentum

@article{Ander2004TheIO,
  title={The importance of phenol oxidase activity in lignin degradation by the white-rot fungus Sporotrichum pulverulentum},
  author={Paul Ander and K -E.L. Eriksson},
  journal={Archives of Microbiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={109},
  pages={1-8}
}
The lignin degradation abilities of wildtype, a phenol oxidase-less mutant and a phenol oxidase-positive revertant of Sporotrichum pulverulentum were compared to determine if phenol oxidase activity is necessary for lignin degradation by white-rot fungi. The phenol oxidase-less mutant was unable to degrade kraft lignin or wood. The phenol oxidase-positive revertant, however, regained the ability of the wildtype to degrade kraft lignin and all of the major components of wood. It was found that… CONTINUE READING