The phenolic components of waste olive waters are degraded by the white- rot basidiomycete Lentinus edodes. Tyrosol is converted by cell-free preparation of the fungus into a dimeric tetracyclic ketone, derived from a Pummerer's ketone-like intermediate. Conversely, the alcohol corresponding to the above ketone was isolated after 7 days from whole cells of Lentinus edodes incubated with tyrosol.
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