Industrial Applications of Soil Microbes

Volume: 2

Lignocellulose Degrading Bacteria in Soil

Author(s): Archana Rawat, Parul Bhatt Kotiyal*, Soni Singh and Neeraj Verma

Pp: 175-192 (18)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815050264123020013

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


The degradation of wood is a highly complex process involving the activities of several different microbes. It has been explored through research that microorganisms have developed various strategies (enzymatic and nonenzymatic) to utilize wood. In the present article, we are presenting the enzymes that originated from fungi and bacteria and their reactions to decomposing wood. Analysis of enzymes involved in wood degradation will not only be helpful in the study of the wood degradation process but also provide information about various ecological niches of the microorganisms. Genomic and secretome data have revealed the importance of the enzymes secreted by microorganisms such as fungi and bacteria in wood degradation in ecological niches. 

Keywords: Lignocellulose, Biodegradation, Enzymes, Lignin-modifying enzymes.

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