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Volume 15 - Issue 2

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2018 > Issue 1 > Volume 15

Biodegradation of Anthracene Compound by Two Species of Filamentous Fungi

Duha Bahaa Mohammed | Adnan H. Abbas|Ahmed M. Abed Ali | Eman H. Abed|

Abstract:

Isolation and identification fungi of Emericella nidulans and Aspergillus flavus from a pinkish and yellowish artificial clay, by using potato dextrose agar (PDA). Results revealed that E. nidulans was the best for degrading anthracene (92.3%) with maximum biomass production (3.7gm/l), compared to A. flavus with the rate of degradation (89%) and biomass production of (1.2gm/l), when methylene blue was used as redox indicator after incubating in a shaker incubator 120rpm at 30Co for 8days. Results indicated that E. nidulans has a high ability of anthracene degradation with the rate of (84%), while A. flavus showed the lower level with (77%) by using HPLC..

Keywords:

Filamentous fungi, Anthracene biodegradation, Emericella nidulans, Aspergillus flavus.

Published Date:04/03/2018 | Total Downloads:(18) | Doi:( http://dx.doi.org/10.21123/bsj.2018.15.1.0043 )