Fungal Lignocellulolytic Enzymes: Applications in Biodegradation and Bioconversion
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Lignocellulosic materials as industrial, agricultural, and forest residues account for the majority of the
total renewable biomass present on Earth. Some fungi are equipped with potent enzymatic systems involved in
the hydrolysis or oxidation of these biopolymers. Herein, we provide an update of lignocellulose biodegradation
processes and the main biotechnological applications of lignocellulolytic fungi or their enzymes in
biotransformation and biodegradation of wastes, and in the conversion of biomass into valuable products.