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Appl Environ Microbiol. 1989 Jun;55(6):1642-4.

Degradation of lignin-related compounds by actinomycetes.

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Department of Genetics and Microbiology, University of Liverpool, P.O. Box 147, Liverpool L69 3BX, England.

Abstract

Evidence for activity against the lignin fraction of straw was produced for a range of actinomycete strains. Decolorization of the polymeric dye Poly R and oxidation of veratryl alcohol, indicators of ligninolytic activity in white rot fungi, and utilization of fractionated Kraft lignin and low-molecular-weight methoxylated aromatic compounds were the criteria used. The relationships between these activities and the solubilization of native lignin are discussed.

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16347959
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PMC202920
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