5. The Tools—Part 3: Enzymology of Lignin Degradation

  1. Christian P. Kubicek

Published Online: 13 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118414514.ch5

Fungi and Lignocellulosic Biomass

Fungi and Lignocellulosic Biomass

How to Cite

Kubicek, C. P. (2012) The Tools—Part 3: Enzymology of Lignin Degradation, in Fungi and Lignocellulosic Biomass, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118414514.ch5

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470960097

Online ISBN: 9781118414514



  • the tools, lignin degradation enzymology;
  • lignin degradation and fungal metabolites, phenolic and other aromatics;
  • LiP, together MnP, the oldest, best known peroxidase on lignin;
  • lignin and other peroxidase, comparative redox potential;
  • MnP and lipid peroxidation, for oxalate generation, glyoxal into glyoxalate;
  • neighbor joining tree of multicopper oxidase amino acid sequences;
  • enzymes generating hydrogen peroxide;
  • extracellular cellobiose dehydrogenase, relevance to lignin degradation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Lignin Peroxidase

  • Manganese Peroxidase

  • Versatile Peroxidase

  • Dye-Oxidizing Peroxidase

  • Laccases

  • Enzymes Generating Hydrogen Peroxide

  • Cellobiose Dehydrogenase

  • Enzymes Essential for Oxalic Acid Formation

  • Glycopeptides