lignin catabolic process

Known as: lignin breakdown, lignin catabolism, lignin degradation 
The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of lignins, a class of polymers of phenylpropanoid units. [GOC:ai]
National Institutes of Health

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2012
Highly Cited
2012
Litter decay rates often correlate with the initial ratios of lignin:nitrogen (N) or lignin:cellulose in litter. However, the… (More)
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2011
Highly Cited
2011
The microbial degradation of lignin has been well studied in white-rot and brown-rot fungi, but is much less well studied in… (More)
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2011
Highly Cited
2011
Rhodococcus jostii RHA1, a polychlorinated biphenyl-degrading soil bacterium whose genome has been sequenced, shows lignin… (More)
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Highly Cited
2011
Highly Cited
2011
The formation of pseudo-lignin by the combination of carbohydrate and lignin degradation products has been proposed to be… (More)
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Highly Cited
2010
Highly Cited
2010
Two spectrophotometric assays have been developed to monitor breakdown of the lignin component of plant lignocellulose: a… (More)
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
The aromatic polymer lignin protects plants from most forms of microbial attack. Despite the fact that a significant fraction of… (More)
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Highly Cited
2007
Highly Cited
2007
The effectiveness of sulfuric acid (H(2)SO(4)), sodium hydroxide (NaOH), hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)), and ozone pretreatments… (More)
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Highly Cited
2003
Highly Cited
2003
We used long-term laboratory incubations and chemical fractionation to characterize the mineralization dynamics of organic soils… (More)
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
Previous work in a young Hawaiian forest has shown that nitrogen (N) limits aboveground net primary production (ANPP) more… (More)
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Review
1987
Review
1987
INTRODUCTION… (More)
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