Degradation and detoxification of pitch constituents in Scots pine by white-rot fungi

Jose Dorado, Maria Jose Martinez-Inigo, Frank W. Claassen, Teris A. van Beek, Hans B.P.A. Wijnberg, Gilles Lenon, Reyes Sierra-Alvarez

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Abstract

The ability of various white-rot fungi to degrade and detoxify pitch in Scots pine sapwood was investigated in stationary batch assays. Fungal pretreatment provided up to 60% total pitch reduction and significant decreases in pitch toxicity. The best strains degraded over 96% of the problematic triglyceride fraction and between 71% to 87% of other identified resin compounds in only 2 weeks. These results indicate the potentials of white-rot fungi for wood depitching and biodetoxification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PagesB41-B44
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 7th International Conference on Biotechnology in the Pulp and Paper Industry. Part 1 (of 3) - Vancouver, Can
Duration: Jun 16 1998Jun 19 1998

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OtherProceedings of the 1998 7th International Conference on Biotechnology in the Pulp and Paper Industry. Part 1 (of 3)
CityVancouver, Can
Period6/16/986/19/98

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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