IRG/WP 1446

The production of extracellular hydrogen peroxide by some brown-rot fungi

1990 - A-C Ritschkoff, L Paajanen, L Viikari

The role of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) has been discussed in the degradation of wood by wood-rotting fungi. The production of extracellular hydrogen peroxide was studied by detecting the oxidation of the chromogen 2,2'-azinobis(3-ethylbenzthiazoline-6-sulphonic acid) (ABTS) by H2O2 and horse radish peroxidase (HPR). ABTS and HPR were added to a solid wood based culture media. In this study two brown-rotters, Poria placenta and Serpula lacrymans, produced detectable extracellular hydrogen peroxide.


Keywords: BROWN ROT; BIODEGRADATION; HYDROGEN PEROXIDE; EXTRACELLULAR DEGRADING COMPOUNDS; PORIA PLACENTA; SERPULA LACRYMANS

Conference: 90-05-13/18 Rotorua, New Zealand


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