Decolorization of molasses spent wash by the white-rot fungus Flavodon flavus, isolated from a marine habitat

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dc.contributor.author Raghukumar, C.
dc.contributor.author Rivonkar, G.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-07T10:50:28Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-07T10:50:28Z
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.citation Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Vol.55; 510-514p.
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/1577
dc.description.abstract Flavodon flavus (Klotzsch) Ryvarden, a basidiomycete (NIOCC strain 312) isolated from decomposing leaves of a sea grass, decolorized pigments in molasses spent wash (MSW) by 80% after 8 days of incubation, when used at concentrations of 10% and 50%. Decolorizing activity was also present in media prepared with half-strength seawater (equivalent to 15 ppt salinity). Decolorizing activity was seen in low-nitrogen medium, nutrient-rich medium and in sugarcane bagasse medium. The percentage decolorization of MSW was highest when glucose or sucrose was used as the carbon source in the low-nitrogen medium. The production of lignin-modifying enzymes, manganese-dependent peroxidase (MNP) and laccase decreased in a medium containing MSW. MNP production and MSW decolorization were inversely correlated, suggesting no role for MNP in MSW decolorization. The decolorization of MSW was not effective when F. flavus was immobilized in calcium alginate beads. Decolorization was achieved best in oxygenated cultures. Besides color, total phenolics and chemical oxygen demand were reduced by 50% in MSW treated with F. flavus, suggesting its potential in the bioremediation of effluents
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Springer
dc.rights Copyright [2001]. All efforts have been made to respect the copyright to the best of our knowledge. Inadvertent omissions, if brought to our notice, stand for correction and withdrawal of document from this repository.
dc.subject microorganisms
dc.subject sea grass
dc.subject pigments
dc.subject degradation
dc.subject enzymes
dc.subject wastes
dc.subject habitat
dc.subject Flavodon flavus
dc.title Decolorization of molasses spent wash by the white-rot fungus Flavodon flavus, isolated from a marine habitat
dc.type Journal Article


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