Volume 13 Part 1 Article 2: Genetic control of cellulose degradation by Pleurotus ostreatus

Volume 13 Part 1 Article 2
Year 1991
Title: Genetic control of cellulose degradation by Pleurotus ostreatus
Authors: R. Ramfrez-Carrillo, H. Leal-Lara and G. Eger-Hummel

Abstract:

Acellulolytic strains of Pleurotus ostreatus were obtained as an approach for a complete utilization of lignocellulosecs. Procedures for mutation with MNNG and charactenzahon of (C-) strains were optimized. A modified 2 layer cellulose medium and a newly developed paper-peptone agar test were used together to identify acellulolytic strains A (C-) mutant was paired with a “wild type” monocaryon, and while mutation with MNNG produced (C-) strains very seldom (0 001%), acellulolytic monocaryons were recovered with a much higher frequency (3.3%) among the progeny of the (C-) mutant. Progeny analysis proved that 5 genes control the (C-) character in mutant 56HINI.

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