The role of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) has been discussed in the degradation of wood by wood-rotting fungi. The production of extracellular hydrogen peroxide was studied by detecting the oxidation of the chromogen 2,2'-azinobis(3-ethylbenzthiazoline-6-sulphonic acid) (ABTS) by H2O2 and horse radish peroxidase (HPR). ABTS and HPR were added to a solid wood based culture media. In this study two brown-rotters, Poria placenta and Serpula lacrymans, produced detectable extracellular hydrogen peroxide.
|Place of Publication||Stockholm|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1990|
|MoE publication type||D4 Published development or research report or study|
|Event||International Research Group on Wood Preservation, IRG - Rotorua, New Zealand|
Duration: 13 May 1990 → 18 May 1990