SUMMARY: A number of fungi isolated from soils under a variety of vegetational types was found to attack -hydroxybenzaldehyde, ferulic acid, syringaldehyde and vanillin. These compounds were used as sole source of carbon by the organisms tested. By means of spectrochemical methods and paper chromatography it was shown that vanillin and ferulic acid were converted to vanillic acid before the breaking of the benzene ring, and syringaldehyde was converted to syringic acid. The bearing of these results on the breakdown of lignin in soil is discussed.


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