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Relevância de compostos de baixa massa molar produzidos por fungos e envolvidos na biodegradação da madeira Relevance of low molecular weight compounds produced by fungi and involved in wood biodegradation

By Valdeir Arantes and Adriane M. F. Milagres


<abstract language="eng">Over the last decade, evidences have been shown that the wood biodegradation by fungi is not only a result of the action of their enzymatic machinery but also of various low molecular weight non-enzymatic compounds, especially in fungi that promote brown and white decay, which in nature are the major wood decaying microorganisms. The present review focuses on the recent theories involving these low molecular weight compounds that act direct or synergistically with lignocellulolytic enzymes to attack the wood main macromolecular constituents, their relevance as potential degradative systems, in the overall wood biodegradation, and also outlines their potential biotechnological applications

Topics: wood biodegradation, enzymes, low molecular weight compounds, Chemistry, QD1-999, Science, Q, DOAJ:Chemistry (General), DOAJ:Chemistry
Publisher: Sociedade Brasileira de Química
Year: 2009
DOI identifier: 10.1590/S0100-40422009000600043
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