2. The Actors: Plant Biomass Degradation by Fungi

  1. Christian P. Kubicek

Published Online: 13 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118414514.ch2

Fungi and Lignocellulosic Biomass

Fungi and Lignocellulosic Biomass

How to Cite

Kubicek, C. P. (2012) The Actors: Plant Biomass Degradation by Fungi, in Fungi and Lignocellulosic Biomass, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118414514.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 10 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470960097

Online ISBN: 9781118414514



  • the actors, plant biomass degradation by fungi;
  • photosynthetically fixed carbon recycling, microbial plant degraders;
  • cellulose/hemicellulose biological degradation, in carbon turnover;
  • hardwood delignification, cellulose, lignin, hemicellulose degradation;
  • peroxidase oxidation potential in biotechnology, fiber bleaching;
  • fungi enzymatic/nonenzymatic in lignin degradation;
  • hemicellulose hydrolysis, endoenzyme cleaving internally;
  • brown rot fungi on coniferous, cellulose degradation, but not lignin


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Ecological Perspectives

  • The Major Three Mechanisms of Lignocellulose Degradation by Fungi

  • Plant Cell Wall Degradation by Plant Pathogenic Fungi

  • Anaerobic Fungi