Folia Microbiologica

, Volume 51, Issue 6, pp 579–590 | Cite as

Production of lignocellulose-degrading enzymes and changes in soil bacterial communities during the growth ofPleurotus ostreatus in soil with different carbon content

  • J. Šnajdr
  • P. Baldrian


The extracellular enzyme activity and changes in soil bacterial community during the growth of the ligninolytic fungusPleurotus ostreatus were determined in nonsterile soil with low and high available carbon content. In soil withP. ostreatus, the activity of ligninolytic enzymes laccase and Mn-peroxidase was several orders of magnitude higher than in soil without the fungus. Addition of lignocellulose to soil increased the activity of cellulolytic fungi and the production of Mn-peroxidase byP. ostreatus. The counts of heterotrophic bacteria were more significantly affected by the presence of lignocellulose than byP. ostreatus. The effects of both substrate addition and time (succession) were more significant factors affecting the soil bacterial community than the presence ofP. ostreatus. Bacterial community structure was affected by fungal colonization in low carbon soil, where a decrease of diversity and changes in substrate utilization profiles were detected.


Laccase Activity Ligninolytic Enzyme Nonsterile Soil Ligninolytic Fungus Hemicellulolytic Enzyme 
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2,2′-azinobis-3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid


colony forming unit(s)


circadian temperature cycle


3,3-dimethylaminobenzoic acid


ethylenediamine tetraacetate


3-methyl-2-benzothiazolinone hydrazone


manganese peroxidase


oligocyclic (‘polycyclic’) aromatic hydrocarbons


treatment containing nonsterile soil inoculated withP. ostreatus


treatment containing nonsterile soil with straw addition inoculated withP. ostreatus


treatment containing nonsterile soil


treatment containing nonsterile soil with straw addition


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© Institute of Microbiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of Biochemistry of the Wood-Rotting Fungi, Institute of MicrobiologyAcademy of Sciences of the Czech RepublicPragueCzechia

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