Microbial degradation of condensed tannins

Science  17 Sep 1976:
Vol. 193, Issue 4258, pp. 1137-1139
DOI: 10.1126/science.959828


A strain of Penicillium adametzi Zaleski was isolated from enrichment cultures with condensed tannins as the carbon source. Low-molecular-weight condensed tannins, extracted and purified from Pinus radiata bark, were used as substrates for quantitative growth measurements on this fungus in defined culture conditions.