A Note on Clleulolytic Fungi: Isolation and Preliminary Study of Cellulase System

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1996
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Ayoub, F.N.
Dirar, H. A.
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Faculty of Agriculture, University of Khartoum, Shambat, Sudan
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Three cellulose decomposing fungi were isolated from local habitats, and, based on cultural and morphological characteristics, were tentatively identified as Chaetomium sp., Trichoderma sp. and Isolate F1 (unknown). The results of this preliminary study showed that the three isolates had complete cellulase system. It is also suspected that Chaetomim sp. and Trichoderma sp. may have a reasonable level of endoglucanase and exoglucanase. On the other hand, isolate F1 may possess a weak exoglucanase but a strong exoglucanase. These suspicions were in line with the results obtained when the cultural filtrates of the isolates were examined quantitatively for the enzymatic activities.
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Page(s): 4 (2), 168-171, 4 Ref.
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