This book records the proceedings of international seminar on lignin biodegradation and provides a state-of-the-art summary of research. It reviews the lignin structure and morphological distribution in plant cell walls, and explores the microbial catabolism of relevant aromatics.
1. Lignin Structure and Morphological Distribution in Plant Cell Walls 2. The Uptake and Catabolism of Lignin-Related Aromatic Compounds and Their Regulation in Microorganisms 3. 14C-Labeled Lignins as Substrates for the Study of Lignin Biodegradation and Transformation 4. Microbial Degradation and Stabilization of 14C-Labeled Lignins, Phenols, and Phenolic Polymers in Relation to Soil Humus Formation 5. Fate of Lignin and Related Aromatic Substrates in Anaerobic Environments 6. A Comparison of the Degradation of 14C-Labeled DHP and Corn stalk lignins by Micro- and Macrofungi and Bacteria 7. Screening White-Rot Fungi for Their Capacity to Delignify Wood 8. Microbial Degradation of DHP 9. Microbial Degradation of Dilignols as Lignin Models 10. Stereobiochemical Approach to Lignin Biodegradation: Possible Significance of Nonstereospecific Oxidation Catalyzed by Laccase for Lignin Decomposition by White-Rot Fungi 11. The Chemistry of Lignin Degradation by White-Rot Fungi