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Decolourisation of synthetic textile dyes by Phlebia tremellosa

Kirby, N, Marchant, Roger and McMullan, Geoffrey (2000) Decolourisation of synthetic textile dyes by Phlebia tremellosa. FEMS MICROBIOLOGY LETTERS, 188 (1). pp. 93-96. [Journal article]

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Phlebia tremellosa decolourised eight synthetic textile dyes (200 mg l(-1)) by greater than 96% within 14 days under stationary incubation conditions. High performance liquid chromatography analysis of culture supernatants indicated that Remazol Black B was degraded by the fungus, however, complete mineralisation did not occur as a colourless organic breakdown product accumulated. Laccase activity was detectable in culture supernatants after 5 days when the fungus was grown in the presence of an artificial textile effluent, with activity reaching a maximum of 15 U l(-1) on day 14. (C) 2000 Federation of European Microbiological Societies. Published by Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health (NICHE)
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
ID Code:5033
Deposited By: Professor Geoffrey McMullan
Deposited On:23 Jan 2010 15:44
Last Modified:16 May 2012 15:32

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