Enzymic Mechanisms of Cellulose Degradation Caused by the Rot Fungus Sporotrichum Pulverulentum (Chrysosporium Lignorum)
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.
KeywordsSugar Cellulose Carbohydrate Fractionation Microbiological Degradation
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 1.Bergman, O. and Nilsson, T.: On outside storage of aspen chips at Hörnefors Sulphite Mill. Research Note R55, (1967) Dept. of Forest Prod., Royal College of Forestry, Stockholm.Google Scholar
- 2.Eriksson, K.-E, and Pettersson, B.: Extracellular Enzyme System Utilized by the Fungus Sporotrichum pulverulentum (Chrysosporium lignorum) for the Breakdown of Cellulose. III. Separation, Purification and Physico-chemical Characterization of Five Endo-1,4–3-glucanases.Google Scholar