Enzymic Mechanisms of Cellulose Degradation Caused by the Rot Fungus Sporotrichum Pulverulentum (Chrysosporium Lignorum)

  • Karl-Erik Eriksson
  • Bert Pettersson
  • Ulla Westermark
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Sporotrichum pulverulentum belongs to Fungi imperfecti and is characterized as a white rot fungus. It was originally isolated from pine pulp wood chips. Bergman and Nilsson (1) tentatively called the fungus Chrysosporium lignorum. However, no description of the fungus was published so this name must be regarded as a nomen nudum. We have, however, recently received information from Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures in Baarn, The Netherlands, that the organism is identical with Sporotrichum pulverulentum Novobranova.


Sodium Citrate Culture Solution Lignin Degradation Quinone Oxidoreductase Nomen Nudum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karl-Erik Eriksson
    • 1
  • Bert Pettersson
    • 1
  • Ulla Westermark
    • 1
  1. 1.Swedish Forest Products Research LaboratoryStockholmSweden

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