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Author Hammel, K. E. ♦ Hammel, Kenneth E.
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Esf Researcher Investiga6k Organopollutant Degradation ♦ Lignin-degrading Fungi ♦ Hazardous Waste Field ♦ Numerous Substructure ♦ Persistent Wood Polymer ♦ Lignindegrading Fungi ♦ Phenylpropane Subunit ♦ Exceptional Recalcitrance ♦ Forest Litter ♦ Many Researcher ♦ Common Organic Pollutant ♦ White Rot
Abstract The lignindegrading fungi that cause white rot of wood have recently become the object of increasing attention from workers in the hazardous waste field. These organisms normally grow on decaying wood and forest litter. They are biochemically unique in that they can rapidly depolymerize and mineralize lignin, a complex, irregular, nonhydrolyzable, and environmentally persistent wood polymer of phenylpropane subunits. Lignin contains numerous substructures that are also found in common organic pollutants, e.g. phenolics, anisoles, aryl-o-diethers, and biphenyls. Lignin's exceptional recalcitrance to attack by most microbes has led many researchers to surmise
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Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study