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1 March 1996

Manganese-Mediated Lignin Degradation by Pleurotus pulmonarius

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Pleurotus pulmonarius produced the strongest degradation of lignin during solid-state fermentation of [(sup14)C]lignin wheat straw with different fungi. A manganese-oxidizing peroxidase seemed to be involved in lignin attack, since the addition of Mn(sup2+) to the culture increased lignin mineralization by ca. 125%. This enzyme was purified and characterized from both solid-state fermentation and liquid cultures.

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cover image Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Volume 62Number 3March 1996
Pages: 1070 - 1072
PubMed: 16535257

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Published online: 1 March 1996

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