World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 309–312

Biodegradation of textile azo-dyes byPhanerochaete chrysosporium

  • N. Capalash
  • Prince Sharma
Research Papers

DOI: 10.1007/BF01201886

Cite this article as:
Capalash, N. & Sharma, P. World J Microbiol Biotechnol (1992) 8: 309. doi:10.1007/BF01201886


Of 18 commercially used textile dyes, eight were degraded by the white rot fungus,Phanerochaete chrysosporium, by 40 to 73% based on decrease of colour. Both the lignin-degrading enzyme system ofP. chrysosporium and adsorption to its cell mass were involved in the degradation of the diazo dye, Reactofix Gold Yellow. Degradation was best achieved by adding the dye to the medium and then inoculating with pre-grown mycelium; inoculation with spores resulted mainly in dye adsorption.

Key words

Biodegradationlignin-degrading systemPhanerochaetetextile dyes

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© Rapid Communications of Oxford Ltd 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Capalash
    • 1
  • Prince Sharma
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyPanjab UniversityChandigarhIndia