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The aim of the current work was to identify key features of the fungal proteome involved in the active decay of beechwood blocks by the white rot fungus Bjerkandera adusta at 20°C and 24°C. A combination of protein and domain analyses ensured a high level of annotation, which revealed that while the variation in the proteins identified was high between replicates, there was a considerable degree of functional conservation between the two temperatures. Further analysis revealed differences in the pathways and processes employed by the fungus at the different temperatures, particularly in relation to nutrient acquisition and xenobiotic mitigation. Key features showing temperature-dependent variation in mechanisms for both lignocellulose decomposition and sugar utilization were found, alongside differences in the enzymes involved in mitigation against damage caused by toxic phenolic compounds and oxidative stress.
Moody, S. C., Dudley, E., Hiscox, J., Boddy, L., & Eastwood, D. C. (2018). Interdependence of primary metabolism and xenobiotic mitigation characterizes the proteome of Bjerkandera adusta during wood decomposition. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 84(2). https://doi.org/10.1128/AEM.01401-17