Comparative Genomic Study Explores Evolution of Wood-Degrading Fungal Enzymes | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The type of enzymes that white rot fungi use to break down a stubborn polymer called lignin in wood have been around for some 300 million years, originating in an ancestor of fungi in the Agaricomycetes class, a new study suggests.

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