ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

D. Raghunathan1 and Kantha D. Arunachalam2
1Department of Biotechnology, Prathyusha Institute of Technology and Management,
Chennai – 602 025, India.
2Center for Inter-disciplinary Research, SRM University, Kattankulathur, Chennai – 603 203, India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2010;4(2):899-902
© The Author(s). 2010
Received: 30/03/2010 | Accepted: 09/05/2010| Published: 31/10/2010

Fungal enzymes play a vital role in the biodegradation of various organic and inorganic compounds. Lignin is one such compound which causes considerable problems in the environment. The lignin degradation process is performed with the help of enzymes, mainly of microbial origin. The enzymes mainly involved in this process are oxidases and peroxidases especially laccases. The screening and isolation of laccase producing fungi from various saw mill wastes were undertaken in this study.


Lignin, Biodegradation, Enzymes, Laccase, ABTS, Syringaldazine

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