J Fungi (Basel) 2021 Mar 18;7(3). Epub 2021 Mar 18.
Laboratory for Cellulose & Wood Materials, Empa, Lerchenfeldstrasse 5, 9014 St. Gallen, Switzerland.
White-rot fungi can degrade all lignocellulose components due to their potent lignin and cellulose-degrading enzymes. In this study, five white-rot fungi, , , , and were tested for endoglucanase, laccase, urease, and glucose-6-phosphate (G6P) production when grown with malt extract and nanocellulose in the form of TEMPO (2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-1-oxyl radical) oxidized cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) and cellulose nanocrystals (CNC). Results show that temperature plays a key role in controlling the growth of all five fungi when cultured with malt extract alone. Read More