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Author Sreenath, S. ♦ Kumaran, S. ♦ Subramanian, T. V. ♦ Murugesan, M. ♦ Muralimadhav, V. ♦ Jeyakumar, D.
Source CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute
Content type Text
Publisher Central Electrochemical Research Institute
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1999
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Chemistry & allied sciences ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Applied physics
Subject Keyword Electrodics and Electrocatalysis
Abstract Biodegradation of polymers has become a subject of immense research activity due to the technological importance, The biochemical characterisation of five fungi isolated from polyurethane disposal site is presented in this paper. The concept of biosensing has been exploited for the assimilation characterisation. tolerance to various inhibitors and optimisation of growth media. The preliminary studies indicate that five of these i olated are promi. ing for the biodegradation of polyurethanes. Two of these organisms were identified as \spergillus niger, A. tamerii and three species were identified as Fusarium solani, Fusarium oxysporum and u arium sp (under further identification). The biochemical characterisation of these fungi were carried out employing the principles of biosensors and the resistance to heavy metals and antibiotics were evaluated. The data obtained is based on the respiratory rate of microorganisms and is more rapid and reliable. The data obtained are discussed with reference to the individual fungus.
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1999-01-01
Journal PeerReviewed