The production of extracellular hydrogen peroxide by some brown-rot fungi

Anne-Christine Ritschkoff, Leena Paajanen, Liisa Viikari

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationStockholm
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 1990
    MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study
    EventInternational Research Group on Wood Preservation, IRG - Rotorua, New Zealand
    Duration: 13 May 199018 May 1990

    Publication series

    SeriesIRG Documents
    NumberIRG/WP/1446

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