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Main Title Biodegradation of Pentachlorophenol by the White Rot Fungus 'Phanerochaete chrysosporium'.
Author Mileski, G. J. ; Bumpus, J. A. ; Jurek, M. A. ; Aust, S. D. ;
CORP Author Utah State Univ., Logan.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher c1988
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA-R-813369 ;EPA-R-814162; EPA/600/J-93/158;
Stock Number PB93-191559
Additional Subjects Biodeterioration ; Pentachlorophenol ; Pesticides ; Fungal spores ; Lignin ; Carbon 14 ; Nitrogen ; Culture media ; Reprints ; Phanerochaete chrysosporium
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-191559 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Extensive biodegradation of pentachlorophenol (PCP) by the white rot fungus Phanerochaete chrysosporium was demonstrated by the disappearance and mineralization of (14)C PCP in nutrient nitrogen-limited culture.Mass balance analyses demonstrated the formation of water-soluble metabolites of (14)C PCP during degradation. Involvement of the lignin-degrading system of the fungus was suggested by the fact that the time of onset, time course, and eventual decline in the rate of PCP mineralization were similar to those observed for (14)C lignin degradation. Also, a purified ligninase was shown to be able to catalyze the initial oxidation of PCP. Although biodegradation of PCP was decreased in nutrient nitrogen-sufficient (i.e., nonligninolytic) cultures of P. chrysosporium, substantial biodegradation of PCP did occur, suggesting that in addition to the lignin-degrading system, another degradation system may also be responsible for some of the PCP degradation observed. (Copyright (c) 1988 American Society for Microbiology.)