Greatness of White-rot Fungi

JPP cawan

Phanerochaete chrysosporium

One of the distinction of white-rot fungi (WRF) is ability to degrade lignin completely into CO2 and H2O. This capability not possessed by other microorganisms. Experiments in the laboratory that reported in scientific scientific journals prove this evidences.

JPP has enzymes that can degrade lignin, ie: laccase, lignin peroxidase and manganese peroxidase. These enzymes are a very strong oxidant. This enzyme can break down lignin. As we know that lignin is a very complex macromolecules and very strong protector. Lignin are a protective compound, which is very strong and very resistant.

This unique ability of WRF could be use for many proposes. For examples, WRF used to degrade organic matter that high lignin content, lignocellulose biomass. Recently, WRF are developed for biopulping, biobleaching, and degrade pollutants.


white-rot fungi in botlle


This WRF grow without added nutrition and media sterilization.

Some WRF easy to grow. With slight methods modification, WRF could grow on lignocellulose biomass without media sterilization and added nutrition. After WRF growth, they will be still live and rarely contaminated. If dried, they will be dormant. If their environment become suitable for his live, they will start to grow again. WRF also resistant with physically disturbance, such as: chopping, grinding, and drying. If they still in suitable environment, they will be still live. WRF do not a contaminant, its mean that WRF rarely or never contaminate to other culture.

It’s amazing, subhanallah.

PC di TKKS

Biopulping of OPEFB ready to pulp making

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