Author(s): Novotn C, Rawal B, Bhatt M, Patel M, Sasek V,
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Abstract The rate and efficiency of decolorization of poly R-478- or Remazol Brilliant Blue R (RBBR)-containing agar plates (200 microg x g(-1)) were tested to evaluate the dye degradation activity in a total of 103 wood-rotting fungal strains. Best strains were able to completely decolorize plates within 10 days at 28 degrees C. Irpex lacteus and Pleurotus ostreatus were selected and used for degradation of six different groups of dyes (azo, diazo, anthraquinone-based, heterocyclic, triphenylmethane, phthalocyanine) on agar plates. Both fungi efficiently degraded dyes from all groups. Removal of RBBR, Bromophenol blue, Cu-phthalocyanine, Methyl red and Congo red was studied with I. lacteus also in liquid medium. Within 14 days, the following color reductions were attained: RBBR 93\%, Bromophenol blue 100\%, Cu-phthalocyanine 98\%, Methyl red 56\%, Congo red 58\%. The ability of I. lacteus to degrade RBBR spiked into sterile soil was checked, the removal being 77\% of the dye added within 6 weeks. The capacity of selected white rot fungal species to remove efficiently diverse synthetic dyes from water and soil environments is documented.
This article was published in J Biotechnol
and referenced in Journal of Nursing & Care