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Degradation of different pectins by fungi: correlations and contrasts between the pectinolytic enzyme sets identified in genomes and the growth on pectins of different origin

Isabelle Benoit1*, Pedro M Coutinho2, Henk A Schols3, Jan P Gerlach1, Bernard Henrissat2 and Ronald P de Vries14

Author Affiliations

1 Microbiology & Kluyver Centre for Genomics of Industrial Fermentations, Utrecht University, Padualaan 8, Utrecht, 3584 CH, The Netherlands

2 Architecture et Fonction des Macromolécules Biologiques, Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS UMR 7257, Case 932, 163 Av de Luminy, Marseille cedex 9, 13288, France

3 Laboratory of Food Chemistry, Wageningen University, Bomenweg 2, Wageningen, 6703HD, The Netherlands

4 Fungal Physiology, CBS-KNAW, Uppsalalaan 8, Utrecht, 3584 CT, The Netherlands

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BMC Genomics 2012, 13:321  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-321

Published: 19 July 2012

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Phylogeny of the GH28 family.

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Phylogeny of the GH43 family.

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Growth profiles of the 12 fungi on the 4 pectins, the 4 structural elements and glucose.

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