Biodegradation of phenanthrene by Phanerochaete chrysosporium: on the role of lignin peroxidase
Letters in Applied Microbiology
Lignin peroxidase H8 from the wood rotting basidiomycete Phanerochaete chrysosporium is able to catalyse oxidation of 9‐phenanthrol, forming phenanthrene‐9, 10‐quinone. This is of interest because 9‐phenanthrol is an intermediate in the major pathway for phenanthrene degradation that occurs in this fungus under non‐ligninolytic conditions whereas the product, phenanthrene‐9, 10‐quinone, is an intermediate in the pathway that occurs under ligninolytic conditions. It thus appears reasonable to suggest that, at the onset of idiophase (when cultures become ligninolytic), lignin peroxidases may function to link these two pathways. Copyright © 1993, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved
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Tatarko, M. and Bumpus, J. A., "Biodegradation of phenanthrene by Phanerochaete chrysosporium: on the role of lignin peroxidase" (1993). Faculty Publications. 5508.