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dc.contributor.authorJakovljevic, Violeta-
dc.description.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.-
dc.sourceApplied Biochemistry and Microbiology-
dc.titleMetabolic activity of Aspergillus niger and Fusarium lateritium induced by ethoxylated oleyl cetyl alcohol and their bioremediation and biotechnological potential-
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