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Table 4 Decolouration and enzyme characteristics of Trametes species cultured in liquid media for 29 days

From: Trametes meyenii possesses elevated dye degradation abilities under normal nutritional conditions compared to other white rot fungi

  Decoloration Enzyme activities
  Initial decoloration period (days) Number of decolorations Rate of decoloration at 29 days Average time for decoloration (days) Mn Peroxidase Laccase
  Maximum (U/ml) Day at maximum Average (U/ml) Maximum (U/ml) Day at maximum Average (U/ml)
Trametes versicolor
Kirks 4 8 Low 2.75 18.2 15 8.0 90.5 8 55.0
LN Kirks 3 19 Inter 1.50 8.3 6 5.3 91.8 6 34.1
LN Mn Kirks 3 16 Low 1.38 25 4 11.0 72.2 5 40.4
Trametes multicolor
Kirks 3 21 Inter 1.29 22.5 4 11.1 84.1 6 42.7
LN Kirks 3 24 High 1.25 38.9 5 6.5 87.4 5 40.2
LN Mn Kirks 3 20 Low 1.10 50.0 5 18.3 84.6 6 35.0
Trametes pubescens
Kirks 3 19 Inter 1.39 10.4 17 4.5 78.6 21 26.1
LN Kirks 3 26 High 1.08 11.3 21 5.0 80.3 22 29.8
LN Mn Kirks 3 20 Low 1.30 19.1 14 5.2 77.2 17 26.3
Trametes meyenii
Kirks 4 23 High 1.26 20.5 15 7.3 88.1 17 31.5
LN Kirks 4 10 inter 2.91 20.8 6 4.8 86.7 8 39.6
LN Mn Kirks 6 8 Inter 3.49 46.3 11 15.1 90.3 29 36.1
  1. Normal (Kirk’s), low nitrogen (LN Kirk’s), and low nitrogen supplemented with Mn (LN Mn Kirk’s); for more details see Table 2. Each value is an average of five separate experiments. S.D. always less than 4% (n = 5).