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Chemistry D-index 46 Citations 10,276 69 World Ranking 12157 National Ranking 3324

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1988 - Member of the National Academy of Sciences

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Enzyme
  • Organic chemistry
  • Biochemistry

T. Kent Kirk focuses on Phanerochaete, Lignin, Chrysosporium, Organic chemistry and Botany. His Phanerochaete study is related to the wider topic of Biochemistry. His research in Lignin focuses on subjects like Decomposition, which are connected to Coriolus versicolor, Substrate, Pulp and paper industry and Chemical engineering.

In his study, Extracellular and Strain is inextricably linked to Microbiology, which falls within the broad field of Chrysosporium. His work on Alcohol and Lignin peroxidase as part of general Organic chemistry research is frequently linked to Library science, Subject areas and Biomass fuels, thereby connecting diverse disciplines of science. His study on Lenzites, Fungus, Postia placenta and Ultrastructure is often connected to Volume as part of broader study in Botany.

His most cited work include:

  • Production of multiple ligninases by Phanerochaete chrysosporium: effect of selected growth conditions and use of a mutant strain (430 citations)
  • Requirement for a growth substrate during lignin decomposition by two wood-rotting fungi. (242 citations)
  • Lignin biodegradation: microbiology, chemistry, and potential applications (201 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

T. Kent Kirk mainly focuses on Lignin, Phanerochaete, Organic chemistry, Chrysosporium and Biochemistry. Lignin is a subfield of Botany that T. Kent Kirk explores. Phanerochaete is a primary field of his research addressed under Enzyme.

His research on Organic chemistry frequently links to adjacent areas such as Polyporus. His studies deal with areas such as Ecology, Nutrient, Nitrogen, Microbiology and Horticulture as well as Chrysosporium. When carried out as part of a general Biochemistry research project, his work on Cellulase, Cellulose, Cycloheximide and Glutamine is frequently linked to work in Secondary metabolite, therefore connecting diverse disciplines of study.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Lignin (52.56%)
  • Phanerochaete (42.31%)
  • Organic chemistry (33.33%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 1991-2018)?

  • Pulp and paper industry (16.67%)
  • Lignin peroxidase (11.54%)
  • Cellulose (11.54%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

His scientific interests lie mostly in Pulp and paper industry, Lignin peroxidase, Cellulose, Waste management and Loblolly pine. His work deals with themes such as Environmental chemistry and Lignin, which intersect with Lignin peroxidase. His Lignin study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Extracellular and Manganese peroxidase.

His work on Cellulase as part of general Cellulose study is frequently linked to Degree of polymerization, bridging the gap between disciplines. By researching both Degree of polymerization and Chrysosporium, T. Kent Kirk produces research that crosses academic boundaries. Benzoic acid is closely connected to Phanerochaete in his research, which is encompassed under the umbrella topic of Hardwood.

Between 1991 and 2018, his most popular works were:

  • Lignin biodegradation: microbiology, chemistry, and potential applications (201 citations)
  • Changes in Molecular Size Distribution of Cellulose during Attack by White Rot and Brown Rot Fungi. (95 citations)
  • Extracellular Enzyme Production and Synthetic Lignin Mineralization by Ceriporiopsis subvermispora. (90 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Enzyme
  • Organic chemistry
  • Biochemistry

Phanerochaete, Lignin peroxidase, Enzyme, Horticulture and Botany are his primary areas of study. His studies in Lignin peroxidase integrate themes in fields like Benzaldehyde, Cinnamic acid, Stereochemistry, Metabolic pathway and Benzoic acid. His Enzyme research incorporates themes from Oxygen, Phenylalanine and Lignin.

His Horticulture study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Hardwood and Chrysosporium. His Chrysosporium research includes elements of Molecular size and Fungus. T. Kent Kirk has included themes like Size-exclusion chromatography, Cellulose and Depolymerization in his Botany study.

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Best Publications

Production of multiple ligninases by Phanerochaete chrysosporium: effect of selected growth conditions and use of a mutant strain

T.Kent Kirk;Suki Croan;Ming Tien;Karen E. Murtagh.
Enzyme and Microbial Technology (1986)

629 Citations

Requirement for a growth substrate during lignin decomposition by two wood-rotting fungi.

T. Kent Kirk;W. J. Connors;J. Gregory Zeikus.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology (1976)

391 Citations

Lignin biodegradation: microbiology, chemistry, and potential applications

T. Kent Kirk;Takayoshi Higuchi;Hou-min Chang.
(2018)

307 Citations

Production of Ligninases and Degradation of Lignin in Agitated Submerged Cultures of Phanerochaete chrysosporium.

Alexander Jäger;Suki Croan;T. Kent Kirk.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology (1985)

299 Citations

Physical and enzymatic properties of lignin peroxidase isoenzymes from Phanerochaete chrysosporium

Roberta L. Farrell;Karen E. Murtagh;Ming Tien;Michael D. Mozuch.
Enzyme and Microbial Technology (1989)

280 Citations

Decomposition of lignin by white-rot fungi. II. Characterization of heavily degraded lignins from decayed spruce

T. Kent Kirk;Hou-min Chang.
Holzforschung (1975)

254 Citations

Wood Decay by Brown-Rot Fungi: Changes in Pore Structure and Cell Wall Volume

Douglas S. Flournoy;T. Kent Kirk;T.L. Highley.
Holzforschung (1991)

244 Citations

Relationship of nitrogen to the onset and suppression of ligninolytic activity and secondary metabolism in Phanerochaete chrysosporium

Patrick Fenn;T. Kent Kirk.
Archives of Microbiology (1981)

236 Citations

Regulation of ligninolytic activity by nutrient nitrogen in white-rot basidiomycetes

Gary F. Leatham;T. Kent Kirk.
Fems Microbiology Letters (1983)

215 Citations

De novo synthesis and decomposition of veratryl alcohol by a lignin-degrading basidiomycete

Knut Lundquist;T.Kent Kirk.
Phytochemistry (1978)

193 Citations

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