Lignin-Degrading Enzyme from the Hymenomycete Phanerochaete chrysosporium Burds

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Science  12 Aug 1983:
Vol. 221, Issue 4611, pp. 661-663
DOI: 10.1126/science.221.4611.661


The extracellular fluid of ligninolytic cultures of the wood-decomposing basidiomycete Phanerochaete chrysosporium Burds. contains an enzyme that degrades lignin substructure model compounds as well as spruce and birch lignins. It has a molecular size of 42,000 daltons and requires hydrogen peroxide for activity.

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