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- Pleurotus ostreatus is an efficient producer of extracellular enzymes, such as laccases (Lacs; EC 126.96.36.199) and he basidiomycete Pleurotus ostreatus is an efficient producer of manganese peroxidases (MnPs; EC 188.8.131.52), which are notable for their application in multiple industrial and biotechnological processes. It has a special relevance in agroindustry due to its worldwide cultivation for mushroom production, and it has also been studied for its nutritional and medicinal value.
- Common Name: oyster mushroom
- NCBI Taxonomy
- Castanera R, López-Varas L, Pisabarro AG, Ramírez L. Validation of Reference Genes for Transcriptional Analyses in Pleurotus ostreatus by Using Reverse Transcription-Quantitative PCR. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Jun 15;81(12):4120-9. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00402-15. Epub 2015 Apr 10. PubMed PMID: 25862220; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4524153.