Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Treading into gray area along spectrum of wood decay fungi

A fungus that can break down all the components of plant cell walls is considered a white rot fungus. If it can only break down cellulose and hemicellulose, it's a brown rot fungus. A research team suggests that categorizing wood-decaying fungi may be more complicated, broadening the range of fungal decay strategies to be explored for commercializing biofuels production.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily http://ift.tt/UGOkUv


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