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Table 2 Role of mushroom in degradation of pollutants

From: Mushroom as a product and their role in mycoremediation

S. no. Mushroom spp. Waste/Pollutants Remarks References
1 Pleurotus ostreatus Oxo-Biodegradable plastic Mushrooms degraded the plastic and grew on it. da Luz et al. ([2013])
2 Lentinula edodes 2,4-dichlorophenol Mushrooms degraded 2,4-dichlorophenol (DCP) by using vanillin as an activator Tsujiyama et al. ([2013])
3 Pleurotus pulmonarius Radioactive cellulosic-based waste Waste containing mushroom mycellium was solidified with portland cement and then this solidified waste act as first barrier against the release of radiocontaminants Eskander et al. ([2012])
4 Jelly sp., Schizophyllum commune and Polyporous sp. malachite green 99.75% (Jelly sp.), 97.5% (Schizophyllum commune), 68.5% (Polyporous sp.2) dye was degraded in 10 days Rajput et al. ([2011])
5 Pleurotus pulmonarius crude oil crude oil was degraded Olusola and Anslem ([2010])
6 Coriolus versicolor MKACC 52492 PAH Mushroom possesses ability to degrade Poly-R 478 which decides its suitability to degrade PAH. Lignin-modifying enzymes laccase, manganese-dependent peroxidase (MnP), and lignin peroxidase (LiP)was found to produce for degradation Jang et al. ([2009])