Natural organohalogen production by basidiomycetes

James A Field, Frank J M Verhagen, Ed de Jong

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Abstract

Basidiomycetes are ecologically important higher fungi that synthesize three families of organohalogen metabolites: halomethanes, halogenated aromatics and haloaliphatic compounds. To date, a total of 53 halogenated metabolites have been identified in 34 genera of basidiomycetes. These organohalogen metabolites have demonstrable physiological roles as antibiotics, as methyl donors and as subsstrates for H2O2-generating oxidases. The concentration of chlorinated aromatic metabolites encountered in natural environments associated with the widespread occurrence of basidiomycetes have been shown to exceed the hazardous-waste norms that are applied to analogous anthropogenic chlorophenols in soil.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)451-456
Number of pages6
JournalTrends in Biotechnology
Volume13
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Basidiomycota
Metabolites
Hazardous Waste
Chlorophenols
Oxidoreductases
Fungi
Antibiotics
Soil
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Soils

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Natural organohalogen production by basidiomycetes. / Field, James A; Verhagen, Frank J M; de Jong, Ed.

In: Trends in Biotechnology, Vol. 13, No. 11, 1995, p. 451-456.

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Field, James A ; Verhagen, Frank J M ; de Jong, Ed. / Natural organohalogen production by basidiomycetes. In: Trends in Biotechnology. 1995 ; Vol. 13, No. 11. pp. 451-456.
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