African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5233


Hydrolytic enzymes produced by Pleurotus species

Maura Téllez-Téllez, Rubén Díaz, Carmen Sánchez, and Gerardo Díaz-Godínez*  
Laboratory of Biotechnology, Research Center for Biological Sciences, Universidad Autónoma de Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala, Mexico
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 08 January 2013
  •  Published: 22 January 2013


Pleurotus species are considered white-rot fungi for their ability to degrade lignocellulosic residues due to their enzymatic complex. The most studied enzymes in these fungi are lignin-degrading, such as laccases, Mn-peroxidases and veratryl alcohol oxidases; however, these fungi also have the ability to degrade cellulose, hemicellulose and other carbohydrates present in agro-industrial waste; so these fungi are a potential source of production of hydrolytic enzymes, which have been studied a little in these organisms. This review highlights the few studies on hydrolytic enzyme production by the fungusPleurotus species.


Key words: Pleurotus, hydrolytic enzymes, culture conditions