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The Paleozoic Origin of Enzymatic Lignin Decomposition Reconstructed from 31 Fungal Genomes

Overview of attention for article published in Science, June 2012
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Title
The Paleozoic Origin of Enzymatic Lignin Decomposition Reconstructed from 31 Fungal Genomes
Published in
Science, June 2012
DOI 10.1126/science.1221748
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Authors

D. Floudas, M. Binder, R. Riley, K. Barry, R. A. Blanchette, B. Henrissat, A. T. Martinez, R. Otillar, J. W. Spatafora, J. S. Yadav, A. Aerts, I. Benoit, A. Boyd, A. Carlson, A. Copeland, P. M. Coutinho, R. P. de Vries, P. Ferreira, K. Findley, B. Foster, J. Gaskell, D. Glotzer, P. Gorecki, J. Heitman, C. Hesse, C. Hori, K. Igarashi, J. A. Jurgens, N. Kallen, P. Kersten, A. Kohler, U. Kues, T. K. A. Kumar, A. Kuo, K. LaButti, L. F. Larrondo, E. Lindquist, A. Ling, V. Lombard, S. Lucas, T. Lundell, R. Martin, D. J. McLaughlin, I. Morgenstern, E. Morin, C. Murat, L. G. Nagy, M. Nolan, R. A. Ohm, A. Patyshakuliyeva, A. Rokas, F. J. Ruiz-Duenas, G. Sabat, A. Salamov, M. Samejima, J. Schmutz, J. C. Slot, F. St. John, J. Stenlid, H. Sun, S. Sun, K. Syed, A. Tsang, A. Wiebenga, D. Young, A. Pisabarro, D. C. Eastwood, F. Martin, D. Cullen, I. V. Grigoriev, D. S. Hibbett

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.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 25 3%
Sweden 4 <1%
Germany 3 <1%
Japan 3 <1%
United Kingdom 3 <1%
Mexico 3 <1%
Brazil 3 <1%
Spain 3 <1%
Switzerland 2 <1%
Other 16 2%
Unknown 690 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 166 22%
Researcher 141 19%
Student > Master 67 9%
Student > Bachelor 45 6%
Professor 36 5%
Other 139 18%
Unknown 161 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 359 48%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 67 9%
Unspecified 47 6%
Environmental Science 37 5%
Chemistry 21 3%
Other 63 8%
Unknown 161 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 115. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 October 2018.
All research outputs
#112,268
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Outputs from Science
#4,042
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Outputs of similar age
#750
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Outputs of similar age from Science
#29
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