Toxicity of pentachlorophenol to six species of white rot fungi as a function of chemical dose

B. C. Alleman, Bruce Ernest Logan, R. L. Gilbertson

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The growth of six species of white rot fungi was a function of pentachlorophenol (PCP) dose, expressed as mass of PCP per mass of mycelia, at PCP doses ≤35 μg mg of mycelium-1, and not concentration. At higher doses, Inonotus dryophilus, Perenniporia medulla-panis, and Ganoderma oregonense removed less PCP than three other species of white rot fungi. Phanerochaete chrysosporium grown under nitrogen-deficient conditions was inactivated at PCP doses that under nitrogen-sufficient conditions resulted in only 2-day lag periods in growth. Trametes versicolor was the fastest- growing species that remained viable at higher PCP doses. Both Trametes versicolor and Phellinus badius were able to degrade PCP at higher PCP doses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4048-4050
Number of pages3
JournalApplied and environmental microbiology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Ecology

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