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Electronic Journal of Biotechnology
Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
ISSN: 0717-3458
Vol. 13, No. 6, 2010
Bioline Code: ej10080
Full paper language: English
Document type: Review Article
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Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, Vol. 13, No. 6, 2010

 en Industrial and biotechnological applications of ligninolytic enzymes of the basidiomycota: A review
Maciel, Márcia Jaqueline Mendonça; Castro e Silva, Ademir & Ribeiro, Helena Camarão Telles

Abstract

Ligninolytic enzymes of the basidiomycetes play a crucial role in the global carbon cycle. The demand for application of ligninolytic enzymes complexes of white-rot fungi in industry and biotechnology is ever increasing due to their use in a variety of processes. Ligninolytic enzymes have potential applications in a large number of fields, including the chemical, fuel, food, agricultural, paper, textile, cosmetic industrial sectors and more. This ligninolytic system of white-rot fungi is also directly involved in the degradation of various xenobiotic compounds and dyes. Their capacities to remove xenobiotic substances and produce polymeric products make them a useful tool for bioremediation purposes. This paper reviews the applications of ligninolytic enzymes of basidiomycetes within different industrial and biotechnological area.

Keywords
laccase, lignin peroxidase, manganese peroxidase, white-rot fungi.

 
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