Wood Degradation and Ligninolytic Fungi

Wood Degradation and Ligninolytic Fungi

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  • Editors: Mélanie Morel-Rouhier, Rodnay Sormani
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128216958
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128216866

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Wood Degradation and Ligninolytic Fungi, Volume 99  summarizes current knowledge on wood degradation by fungi. Chapters in this new release include Intracellular detoxification strategies of lignolytic fungi, Cell signaling during wood degradation, Evolution of ligninolytic systems in fungi, Diversity and distribution of lignolytic fungi, Fungal catalysts for lignin valorization: applied aspects, Expression of fungal lignocellulolytic genes in the environment, Wood degradation in grapevine disease, Imaging wood degradation, Lignin degradation by ascomycetes, and more. The increasing interest for wood decaying fungi over the past few years has sparked great potential for their use in biomass valorization, their important function in global carbon cycle, and for the damages they can cause on wood materials, hence this new release includes updates on these and related topics.

Key Features

  • Based on recent research and genomic data
  • Presents the multidisciplinary aspects of wood degradation
  • Deals with regulation and adaptation of fungi in the complex environment of wood


Researchers, students

Fungal biologists, plant biologists working on plant cell wall, researcher working on lignocellulosic materials valorization

Table of Contents

  • 1. Diversity and distribution of ligninolytic fungi
    Inger Skrede
    2. Evolution of lignin decomposition systems in fungi
    Dimitrios Floudas
    3. Lignin degradation by ascomycetes
    Roselyne Ferrari, Valérie Gautier and Philippe Silar
    4. Wood as a hostile habitat for ligninolytic fungi
    Mélanie Morel-Rouhier
    5. How to rot: A role for TOR. Interplay between carbon catabolite repression and TOR signaling pathway
    Delphine Noël, Duy Vuong Nguyen and Rodnay Sormani
    6. Wood degradation in grapevine diseases
    Marion Schilling, Sibylle Farine, Jean-Pierre-Péros, Christophe Bertsch and Eric Gelhaye
    7. Wood degradation by Panaque nigrolineatus, a neotropical catfish: Diversity and activity of gastrointestinal tract lignocellulolytic and nitrogen fixing communities
    Joy E.M. Watts, Ryan C. McDonald and Harold J. Schreier

Product details

  • No. of pages: 250
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: August 5, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128216958
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128216866

About the Serial Volume Editors

Mélanie Morel-Rouhier

Mélanie Morel-Rouhier
Mélanie Morel-Rouhier is a professor at Lorraine University in France. She did her phD on nitrogen uptake and assimilation in ectomycorrhizas and then moved on heavy metal transport in Arabidopsis thaliana during her post-doc. Since 2008, she is doing her research within the IAM Unit. She is interested in the detoxification systems developed by decaying fungi in the context of wood degradation. During her recent years, she focused on the functional, biochemical and structural characterization of the glutathione transferase superfamily. Thanks to the “omics” wave, she is now working on other molecular candidates explaining the stress resistance and adaptation of decay fungi to wood and in particular to the putative antifungal wood extractives.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Lorraine University, France

Rodnay Sormani

Rodnay Sormani
Rodnay Sormani performed his thesis working on regulation of translation in plants under the supervision of Pr. C. Robaglia. As a post doc, he worked on the TOR signaling pathway in plants in the team of Dr. C. Meyer. During his second post-doc, he worked on the cell wall integrity signaling pathway in plants in the team of Dr. H. Hofte. He joined the « Université de Lorraine » as associate professor and as a member of IAM (UMR1136 UL INRAE) working on wood decay by white-rot fungi.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Universite de Lorraine, France

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