Title: CO-METABOLIC BIODEGRADATION AND DETOXIFICATION OF REACTIVE
ORANGE DYE BY LACCASE-PRODUCING PLEUROTUS PULMONARIUS KP826832
Authors: Zubbair, N.A., Ajao, A.T., Adeyemo, E.O. and Adeniyi, D.O
Abstract: The use of biological methods is a promising alternative to the harsh physico-chemical methods
usually employed in textile industries. Laccase-producing Pleurotus pulmonarius mediated
decolourization of Reactive Orange dye was investigated. The dye was degraded into various
molecular fragments. The degradation products were identified by FTIR and GC-MS analysis
and a tentative pathway for the oxidative degradation of Reactive Orange dye was postulated.
Pleurotus pulmonarius showed promising efficiency for degradation of Reactive Orange dye and
could possibly be used for the remediation of textile effluents.