Qualitative Screening of lignocellulolytic Enzymes in Wood Rotting Agaricomycetes from North Western Himalayas
Lalita and I.B. Prasher
Corresponding Author : Lalita
Mycology and Plant Pathology Lab, Department of Botany, Panjab University.
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Received : 2014-05-28 Accepted : 2014-06-28 Published : 2014-06-28
Abstract : Six species of agaricomycetous fungi belonging to five genera of family Polyporaceae viz.: Hexagonia tenuis, Trametes versicolor, Trametes sp., Pycnoporus coccineus and Pseudotrametes sp. and to Meruliaceae viz.: Flavodon flavus which cause wood decay of timber trees of N.W. Himalayas were qualitatively screened for lignocellulolytic enzymes.. These were collected from different localities of North Western Himalayas. In the results, yellow opaque area around the mycelial growth shows Carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) degradation whereas zone of discoloration of the medium show the ligninolytic enzymatic activity of the fungi.
Keywords : Agaricomycetes, cellulase, laccase
Citation : Lalita, et al (2014). Qualitative screening of lignocellulolytic enzymes in wood rotting agaricomycetes from North Western Himalayas. J. of Advanced Botany and Zoology, V1I3. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.1000059
Copyright : © 2014 Lalita. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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