Degrading Ability of Oligocyclic Aromates by Phanerochaete sordida Selected via Screening of White Rot Fungi

H. Lee, Y. S. Choi, M. J. Kim, N. Y. Huh, G. H. Kim, Y. W. Lim, S. M. Kang, S. T. Cho, J. J. Kim

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Abstract

Seventy-nine white rot strains were screened to determine if they had the potential for use in the degradation of oligocyclic aromates (PAHs) by measuring their dye-decoloration rate. Fourteen strains that were selected based on their dye-decoloration rate were then evaluated for the ability to tolerate various levels of PAHs spiked in agar medium. The ability of white rot fungi to degrade 3- or 4-ring PAHs (anthracene, phenanthrene, fluoranthene, pyrene) was determined. Two strains of Phanerochaete sordida (KUC8369, KUC8370) were possible PAHs degraders, degrading a significantly greater amount of phenanthrene and fluoranthene than the culture collection strain P. chrysosporium (a known PAHs degrader). The production of manganese peroxidase, the only extracellular ligninolytic enzyme detected during the cultivation, was evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)447-453
Number of pages7
JournalFolia Microbiologica
Volume55
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by National Research Foundation of Korea grant funded by the Korean Government (2009-0076795) and by grant titled Origin of biological diversity of Korea: molecular phylogenetic analyses of major Korean taxa funded by National Institutes of Biological Resources, Korean Government.

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  • Microbiology

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