Degradation of aromatic compounds by brown-rot basidiomycetes

Hiroyuki Wariishi, Fumika Kamada, Rikiya Konishi, Hiroo Tanaka

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Abstract

Benzoic acid was effectively degraded to CO2 and H2O by brown-rot basidiomycetes, Tyromyces palustris and Gloeophyllum trabeum. The metabolic pathway for ring-opening reaction was investigated using carboxybiphenyls as a substrate. Reduction, methylation, and decarboxylation reactions simultaneously occurred to form a series of initial intermediates. The main reaction for the initial step is different for each substrate, suggesting that each step involves specific catalysts.

Original languageEnglish
PagesB155-B156
Publication statusPublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 7th International Conference on Biotechnology in the Pulp and Paper Industry. Part 1 (of 3) - Vancouver, Can
Duration: Jun 16 1998Jun 19 1998

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1998 7th International Conference on Biotechnology in the Pulp and Paper Industry. Part 1 (of 3)
CityVancouver, Can
Period6/16/986/19/98

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Engineering

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