5. Laccase gene expression in a sugar maple forest site
work in Prof. Vandenbols and Prof. Zaks group
The focus of this study was to develop new primers to follow the expression of fungal lignocellulolytic enzyme coding genes in a forst site in Michigan, which was chronically supplemented with an increased amount of nitrogen. One enzyme with ligninolytic potential among them was laccase.
Left picture shows the sugar maple forest field site in Oceana County, Michgan.
The full set of enzymes and additional informations to this study you can find here: link
Following fungal enzymes were found during this study:
Kellner H., Zak D.R., Vandenbol M. (2010): Fungi Unearthed: Detection of Expressed Lignocellulolytic and Chitinolytic Enzymes in Forest Soil. PLoS ONE 5(6): e10971. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0010971