Non-enzymatic Gloeophyllum trabeum decay mechanisms: Further study
B Goodell, J Jellison
Information will be presented on the mechanisms involved in, and potential application of, non-enzymatic wood decay by brown rot decay fungi. Specifically, the hypothesized role of low molecular weight phenolate derivatives will be discussed in relation to non-enzymatic degradation of wood. The mechanism of binding of iron by cellulose, and binding and reduction of iron by fungal derivatives and model compounds is examined. Positive and negative aspects of potential application of these compounds in the generation of free radicals will be discussed.
Keywords: WOOD DECAY; BROWN ROT; CELLULOSE; FUNGI; PHENOLATE; CHELATOR; HYDROXYL; RADICAL; OXYGEN; IRON; METAL BINDING; REDUCTION; GLOEOPHYLLUM TRABEUM