Decolourisation of Remazol Brilliant Blue R via a novel Bjerkandera sp. strain

Patrícia R. Moreira, E. Almeida-Vara, G. Sena-Martins, I. Polónia, F. Xavier Malcata*, J. Cardoso Duarte

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A novel strain of Bjerkandera sp. (B33/3), with particularly high decolourisation activities upon Poly R-478 and Remazol Brilliant Blue R (RBBR) dyes, was isolated. The role of the ligninolytic extracellular enzymes produced by this strain on decolourisation of RBBR was studied in some depth. The basis of decolourisation is an enzyme-mediated process, in which the main enzyme responsible is a recently described peroxidase with capacity for oxidation of manganese, as well as veratryl alcohol and 2,6-dimethoxyphenol in a manganese-independent reaction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-111
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Biotechnology
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2001


  • Bjerkandera sp.
  • Dyes
  • Remazol brilliant blue R


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