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The GSTome reflects the chemical environment of white-rot fungi

Abstract : White-rot fungi possess the unique ability to degrade and mineralize all the different components of wood. In other respects, wood durability, among other factors, is due to the presence of extractives that are potential antimicrobial molecules. To cope with these molecules, wood decay fungi have developed a complex detoxification network including glutathione transferases (GST). The interactions between GSTs from two white-rot fungi, Trametes versicolor and Phanerochaete chrysosporium, and an environmental library of wood extracts have been studied. The results demonstrate that the specificity of these interactions is closely related to the chemical composition of the extracts in accordance with the tree species and their localization inside the wood (sapwood vs heartwood vs knotwood). These data suggest that the fungal GSTome could reflect the chemical environment encountered by these fungi during wood degradation and could be a way to study their adaptation to their way of life.
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Aurélie Deroy, Fanny Saiag, Zineb Kebbi-Benkeder, Nassim Touahri, Arnaud Hecker, et al.. The GSTome reflects the chemical environment of white-rot fungi. PLoS ONE, Public Library of Science, 2015, 10 (10), ⟨10.1371/journal.pone.0137083⟩. ⟨hal-01269448⟩

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