PMID: 241478Sep 1, 1975

Sequential production of polygalacturonase, cellulase, and pectin lyase by Rhizoctonia solani

Canadian Journal of Microbiology
N LiskerY Henis


The sequence of appearance of cell wall degrading enzymes of Rhizoctonia solani propagules was followed. Polygalacturonase (PG; EC was induced earlier by sodium polypectate (NaPP) as compared with the induction of cellulase (Cx; EC by carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC), cellobiose, or fibrous cellulose powder. Increasing CMC concentration to 0.5% shortened the time of Cx appearance. In Czapek medium containing citrus pectin, pectin lyase (PL; EC was produced faster and at higher amounts than in a medium containing NaPP as the sole carbon source. PG appearance also preceded that of PL in media simultaneously supplemented with their respective inducers. NaPP, which induced production of PG, repressed Cx production. Among the Cx inducers, only CMC and cellobiose repressed PG production to any extent. At pH 6.0, either in a synthetic medium or on autoclaved bean hypocotyl segments, a delay in PG production as compared with Cx and Pl production was observed. Optimal pH levels for enzyme production and activity were 4.0 and 5.0 for PG, and 5.5 for Cx, and 8.0 and 7.5 for PL. PG was less repressed than Cx by glucose, cellobiose, and monogalacturonic acid, while PL was not affected.


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