The paleozoic origin of enzymatic lignin decomposition reconstructed from 31 fungal genomes

Dimitrios Floudas, Manfred Binder, Robert Riley, Kerrie Berry, Robert A. Blanchette, Bernard Henrissat, Angel T. Martinez, Robert Otillar, Joseph W. Spatafora, Jagjit S. Yadav, Andrea Aerts, Isabelle Benoit, Alex Boyd, Alexis Carlson, Alex Copeland, Pedro M. Coutinho, Ronald P. de Vries, Patricia Ferreira, Keisha Findley, Brian FosterJill Gaskell, Dylan Glotzer, Pawel Górecki, Joseph Heitman, Cedar Hesse, Chiaki Hori, Kiyohiko Igarashi, Joel A. Jurgens, Nathan Kallen, Phil Kersten, Annegret Kohler, Ursula Kües, T. K. Arun Kumar, Alan Kuo, Kurt LaButti, Luis F. Larrondo, Erika Lindquist, Albee Ling, Vincent Lombard, Susan Lucas, Taina Lundell, Rachael Martin, David J. McLaughlin, Ingo Morgenstern, Emanuelle Morin, Claude Murat, Laszlo G. Nagy, Matt Nolan, Robin A. Ohm, Aleksandrina Patyshakuliyeva, Antonis Rokas, Francisco J. Ruiz-Dueñas, Grzegorz Sabat, Asaf Salamov, Masahiro Samejima, Jeremy Schmutz, Jason C. Slot, Frantz St. John, Jan Stenlid, Hui Sun, Sheng Sun, Khajamohiddin Syed, Adrian Tsang, Ad Wiebenga, Darcy Young, Antonio Pisabarro, Daniel C. Eastwood, Francis Martin, Dan Cullen, Igor V. Grigoriev, David S. Hibbett

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Abstract

Wood is a major pool of organic carbon that is highly resistant to decay, owing largely to the presence of lignin. The only organisms capable of substantial lignin decay are white rot fungi in the Agaricomycetes, which also contains non–lignin-degrading brown rot and ectomycorrhizal species. Comparative analyses of 31 fungal genomes (12 generated for this study) suggest that lignin-degrading peroxidases expanded in the lineage leading to the ancestor of the Agaricomycetes, which is reconstructed as a white rot species, and then contracted in parallel lineages leading to brown rot and mycorrhizal species. Molecular clock analyses suggest that the origin of lignin degradation might have coincided with the sharp decrease in the rate of organic carbon burial around the end of the Carboniferous period.
Original languageEnglish
JournalScience
Volume336
Issue number6089
Pages (from-to)1715-1719
Number of pages5
ISSN0036-8075
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
  • fungal evolution
  • enzyme evolution
  • 1183 Plant biology, microbiology, virology
  • mycology
  • fungal genomics
  • 414 Agricultural biotechnology
  • wood decay
  • lignin degradation
  • white rot fungi

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Floudas, D., Binder, M., Riley, R., Berry, K., Blanchette, R. A., Henrissat, B., ... Hibbett, D. S. (2012). The paleozoic origin of enzymatic lignin decomposition reconstructed from 31 fungal genomes. Science, 336(6089), 1715-1719 . https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1221748
Floudas, Dimitrios ; Binder, Manfred ; Riley, Robert ; Berry, Kerrie ; Blanchette, Robert A. ; Henrissat, Bernard ; Martinez, Angel T. ; Otillar, Robert ; Spatafora, Joseph W. ; Yadav, Jagjit S. ; Aerts, Andrea ; Benoit, Isabelle ; Boyd, Alex ; Carlson, Alexis ; Copeland, Alex ; Coutinho, Pedro M. ; de Vries, Ronald P. ; Ferreira, Patricia ; Findley, Keisha ; Foster, Brian ; Gaskell, Jill ; Glotzer, Dylan ; Górecki, Pawel ; Heitman, Joseph ; Hesse, Cedar ; Hori, Chiaki ; Igarashi, Kiyohiko ; Jurgens, Joel A. ; Kallen, Nathan ; Kersten, Phil ; Kohler, Annegret ; Kües, Ursula ; Kumar, T. K. Arun ; Kuo, Alan ; LaButti, Kurt ; Larrondo, Luis F. ; Lindquist, Erika ; Ling, Albee ; Lombard, Vincent ; Lucas, Susan ; Lundell, Taina ; Martin, Rachael ; McLaughlin, David J. ; Morgenstern, Ingo ; Morin, Emanuelle ; Murat, Claude ; Nagy, Laszlo G. ; Nolan, Matt ; Ohm, Robin A. ; Patyshakuliyeva, Aleksandrina ; Rokas, Antonis ; Ruiz-Dueñas, Francisco J. ; Sabat, Grzegorz ; Salamov, Asaf ; Samejima, Masahiro ; Schmutz, Jeremy ; Slot, Jason C. ; St. John, Frantz ; Stenlid, Jan ; Sun, Hui ; Sun, Sheng ; Syed, Khajamohiddin ; Tsang, Adrian ; Wiebenga, Ad ; Young, Darcy ; Pisabarro, Antonio ; Eastwood, Daniel C. ; Martin, Francis ; Cullen, Dan ; Grigoriev, Igor V. ; Hibbett, David S. / The paleozoic origin of enzymatic lignin decomposition reconstructed from 31 fungal genomes. In: Science. 2012 ; Vol. 336, No. 6089. pp. 1715-1719 .
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The paleozoic origin of enzymatic lignin decomposition reconstructed from 31 fungal genomes. / Floudas, Dimitrios; Binder, Manfred; Riley, Robert; Berry, Kerrie; Blanchette, Robert A.; Henrissat, Bernard; Martinez, Angel T.; Otillar, Robert; Spatafora, Joseph W.; Yadav, Jagjit S.; Aerts, Andrea; Benoit, Isabelle; Boyd, Alex; Carlson, Alexis; Copeland, Alex; Coutinho, Pedro M.; de Vries, Ronald P.; Ferreira, Patricia; Findley, Keisha; Foster, Brian; Gaskell, Jill; Glotzer, Dylan; Górecki, Pawel; Heitman, Joseph; Hesse, Cedar; Hori, Chiaki; Igarashi, Kiyohiko; Jurgens, Joel A.; Kallen, Nathan; Kersten, Phil; Kohler, Annegret; Kües, Ursula; Kumar, T. K. Arun; Kuo, Alan; LaButti, Kurt; Larrondo, Luis F.; Lindquist, Erika; Ling, Albee; Lombard, Vincent; Lucas, Susan; Lundell, Taina; Martin, Rachael; McLaughlin, David J.; Morgenstern, Ingo; Morin, Emanuelle; Murat, Claude; Nagy, Laszlo G.; Nolan, Matt; Ohm, Robin A.; Patyshakuliyeva, Aleksandrina; Rokas, Antonis; Ruiz-Dueñas, Francisco J.; Sabat, Grzegorz; Salamov, Asaf; Samejima, Masahiro; Schmutz, Jeremy; Slot, Jason C.; St. John, Frantz; Stenlid, Jan; Sun, Hui; Sun, Sheng; Syed, Khajamohiddin; Tsang, Adrian; Wiebenga, Ad; Young, Darcy; Pisabarro, Antonio; Eastwood, Daniel C.; Martin, Francis; Cullen, Dan; Grigoriev, Igor V.; Hibbett, David S.

In: Science, Vol. 336, No. 6089, 2012, p. 1715-1719 .

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Floudas D, Binder M, Riley R, Berry K, Blanchette RA, Henrissat B et al. The paleozoic origin of enzymatic lignin decomposition reconstructed from 31 fungal genomes. Science. 2012;336(6089):1715-1719 . https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1221748