Mycoremediation of hydrocarbons with basidiomycetes—a review

Roland Treu, Jerzy Falandysz

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The literature on hydrocarbon remediation with basidiomycetes was reviewed. Two ecological groups are considered for bioremediation, the saprotrophic basidiomycetes (white-rot and brown-rot fungi) and the ectomycorrhizal basidiomycetes. A remarkable capacity of basidiomycetes for in vitro degradation of simple and recalcitrant hydrocarbons, such as PAH, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), halogenated HC, aromatic HC and phenols, explosives and dyes was reported for many species. However, there is a need for more studies on the practical feasibility of field applications with basidiomycetes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-155
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Environmental Science and Health - Part B Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 4 Mar. 2017


  • Bioremediation
  • basidiomycetes
  • ectomycorrhiza
  • saprotroph


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