Immobilization of monocentric and polycentric types of anaerobic chytrid fungi in Ca-alginate

McCabe, Bernadette K. and Kuek, Clem and Gordon, Geoffrey L. R. and Phillips, Michael W. (2001) Immobilization of monocentric and polycentric types of anaerobic chytrid fungi in Ca-alginate. Enzyme and Microbial Technology, 29 (2-3). pp. 144-149. ISSN 0141-0229

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A procedure for the immobilization of rhizomycelia of two strains of anaerobic fungi, namely, Piromyces sp. KSX1 and Orpinomyces sp, 478P1 using Ca-alginate beads has been developed. Zoospores were found to be suitable propagules for the immobilization of the monocentric strain KSX1 giving rise to colonization in 100% of beads. For polycentric strain 478P1, which produced very few zoospores, partially homogenized rhizomycelia proved a suitable inoculum for the beads. The distribution of rhizomycelial growth inside the beads whereas strain KSZ1 grew in microcolonies throughout the bead and on the surface, and was unable to evenly colonize the entire Ca-alginate matrix.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2001 Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved. Deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2008 01:26
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2013 00:34
Uncontrolled Keywords: anaerobic fungi; immobilization; ca-alginate; cellulase production; piromyces; orpinomyces
Fields of Research : 10 Technology > 1001 Agricultural Biotechnology > 100199 Agricultural Biotechnology not elsewhere classified
06 Biological Sciences > 0605 Microbiology > 060505 Mycology
06 Biological Sciences > 0605 Microbiology > 060504 Microbial Ecology
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970107 Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/S0141-0229(01)00367-2

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