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Table 2 Fungal biomass, laccase activity and herbicide degradation after 20 days in liquid medium with 25 mg L−1 of initial atrazine. Superscript lowercase letters (a-c) represent statistically distinct (p ≤ 0.05) groups

From: Biodegradation of atrazine and ligninolytic enzyme production by basidiomycete strains

Strain Control Culture in presence of 25 mg L− 1 of atrazine
Biomass
(g L− 1)
Lac
(U g− 1)
Biomass
(g L− 1)
Inhibition of growth (%) Lac
(U g− 1)
Degradation (%)
Gloelophyllum striatum MCA2 0.93 ± 0.01 0.52 ± 0.06 45 0.0c
Datronia caperata MCA5 0.79 ± 0.06 25.0 ± 8.50 0.64 ± 0.04 19 75.7 ± 5.39 10.5bc
Trametes modesta MCA6 1.70 ± 0.16 0.93 ± 0.02 45 14.1bc
Gloelophyllum striatum MCA7 1.30 ± 0.06 1.377 ± 0.08 0 37.3a
Polyporus tenuiculus MCA9 0.97 ± 0.01 0.62 ± 0.10 37 4.42c
Polyporus tenuiculus MCA11 1.71 ± 0.47 2.41 ± 1.66 0.85 ± 0.09 51 32.2 ± 11.55 13.9bc
Pycnoporus sanguineus MCA16 1.47 ± 0.08 9.89 ± 6.70 1.01 ± 0.11 32 15.18 ± 1.11 11.4bc
Agaricales MCA17 0.78 ± 0.06 4.03 ± 0.91 0.71 ± 0.04 0 38.7a
Polyporus sp. MCA128 5.07 ± 0.08 4.62 ± 0.11 19 0.0c
Hexagonia hirta MCA131 2.11 ± 0.21 1.35 ± 0.28 36 8.6c
Datronia stereoides MCA167 5.52 ± 0.03 5.04 ± 0.32 18 2.9c
Pluteus cubensis SXS320 1.04 ± 0.16 0.94 ± 0.05 10 30.0ab
Dacryopinax elegans SXS323 2.39 ± 0.01 1.43 ± 0.12 40 3.8c
Not inoculated medium (abiotic control 0 0 0 0 0 0.0c