Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Metabolic activity of Aspergillus niger and Fusarium lateritium induced by ethoxylated oleyl cetyl alcohol and their bioremediation and biotechnological potential
Authors: Jakovljevic, Violeta
Issue Date: 2016
Abstract: © 2016, Pleiades Publishing, Inc. The effect of ethoxylated oleyl cetyl alcohol (Henkel, Serbia) on the growth and metabolic activity of Aspergillus niger and Fusarium lateritium was in the focus of this paper. The fungi were isolated from wastewater of Lepenica River (Kragujevac, Serbia) at a place where municipal wastewater discharged into the river. The fungi were grown in Czapek-Dox liquid nutrient medium without and with addition of 0.5% pollutant. The physico-chemical and biochemical changes of pH, total biomass dry weight, quantity of free and total organic acids, proteolytic activity and quality of carbohydrates were evaluated from 4-th to 19-th day of fungal growth. The capacity of fungi to decrease concentration of pollutant in medium was determined by cobalt thiocyanate method. The pollutant caused an inhibitory effect on biomass dry weight of A. niger and F. lateritium for 8.50 and 30.61%, respectively. Among tested fungi, A. niger had the better biodegradation capacity (83%) than F. lateritium (65%). Alkaline protease activity of A. niger enhanced in the presence of pollutant for 7.6% whereas the enzyme of F. lateritium retained about 62.2% activity. Overall, the obtained results indicate the potential application of tested fungi in wastewater treatment, detergent industry and biotechnology.
Type: article
DOI: 10.1134/S0003683816040074
ISSN: 0003-6838
SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-84979743446
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Science, Kragujevac

Page views(s)




Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
  Restricted Access
29.86 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail

Items in SCIDAR are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.