Lignin-degrading enzyme from the hymenomycete Phanerochaete chrysasporium burds

Ming Tien, T. Kent Kirk

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Abstract

The extracellular fluid of ligninolytic cultures of the wood-decomposing basidiomycete Phanerochaete chrysosporium Burds. contains an enzyme that degrades lignin substructure model compounds as well as spruce and birch lignins. It has a molecular size of 42,000 daltons and requires hydrogen peroxide for activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)661-663
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume221
Issue number4611
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1983

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