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NEWTECHOMW Résumé de rapport

Project ID: ICA3-CT-2002-10033
Financé au titre de: FP5-INCO 2
Pays: Spain

C. polyzona laccases produced in OMW are more efficient than a commercial laccase in the oxidation of some OMW aromatic compounds

The application of laccases for industrial use is restricted by biochemical properties and availability. Recombinant enzymes frequently show molecular properties different of the wild enzymes. Ideally the biodegradation of complex mixtures of phenols by laccases must use the more efficient enzymes.

Under the stress produced by mixtures of aromatic compounds (as OMW, or wastes from the textile industry, for example) many fungus respond producing specific laccase to decrease the stressing conditions by oxidizing phenols.

These enzymes have been purified and characterized in Coriolopsis polyzona cultures containing OMW. The organism and their laccases are available for the investigation of industrial applications.

Reported by

University of Granada
Dpt. Microbiology. Facultu of Pharmacy. Campus Cartuja.
18071. Granada
Spain