Ligninase in Degradation of Lignocellulosic Wastes

  • Aparna B. GunjalEmail author
  • Neha N. Patil
  • Sonali S. Shinde


Agro-industrial waste industries are the largest polluting industries in the world with the potential application of biofuels or biosources. From the past several years, the worldwide economic and environmental pollution issues have been escalating research interest in the value of biosourced lignocellulosic biomass. The limited resource of fossil fuels and the rapid increase in energy demand has placed immense on the environment. Microbes are known to produce lignin modifying enzymes with high activity and specificity. Four enzymes namely lignin peroxidase, manganese peroxidase, versatile peroxidase, and Laccase are effective in lignin degradation. Dye decoloration is also reported activity together with it. Several fungal and bacterial species are discussed that may enhance production or lignin degradation. This chapter provides a general overview of the suitability of lignin-modifying enzymes used for different agro-industrial wastes and also deals with the use of these enzymes in the development of economic biocatalysts that are more sustainable. This may reduce harmful environmental impacts and improve the applications of enzymatic technology in the industry.


White-rot fungi Laccasse Lignin peroxidases Manganese peroxidases Recalcitrant chemicals 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aparna B. Gunjal
    • 1
    Email author
  • Neha N. Patil
    • 2
  • Sonali S. Shinde
    • 3
  1. 1.Asian Agri Food Consultancy Services LtdPuneIndia
  2. 2.Department of MicrobiologyAnnasaheb Magar MahavidyalayaPuneIndia
  3. 3.Annasaheb Kulkarni Department of BiodiversityMES Abasaheb Garware CollegePuneIndia

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