Initial observations on the cellulolytic activities of some fungal isolates

  • Berhanu A. Gashe
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The cellulolytic activities of aTrichoderma sp.,Penicillium sp.,Cladosporium sp.,Trichoderma viride ATCC-24687,Myrothecium roredium, ATCC-28814 and unidentified fungus (F-4) were investigated. TheTrichoderma sp. and the unidentified fungus (F-4) secreted larger amounts of cellulase into the growth medium than the other strains. They also saccharified lignocellulosics more rapidly than the other strains.


Cellulase Growth Medium Penicillium Trichoderma Fungal Isolate 
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Les activités cellulolytiques d'unTrichoderma sp., d'unPenicillium sp., d'unCladosporium sp., d'unTrichoderma viride ATCC-24687, d'unMyrothecium roredium et d'une moisissure nonidentifiée (F-4) ont été examinées. La soucheTrichoderma sp et la moisissure non-identifiée (F-4) ont secrété des quantités plus importantes de cellulase dans le milieu du culture que les autres souches. Ces deux souches ont aussi saccharifié la ligno-cellulose plus rapidement que les autres souches.


Se estudió la actividad celulolítica de: une especie deTrichoderma sp.,Penicillium sp.,Cladosporium sp.,Trichoderma viride ATCC-24687,Myrothecium roredium, ATCC-28814, y de un hongo no identificado (F-4).Trichoderma sp. y el hongo no identificado secretaron más cantidad de celulasa al medio de cultivo que las otras cepas estudiadas. Tambien saccarificaron materiales lignocelulósicos más rápidamente que los demás hongos.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Berhanu A. Gashe
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  1. 1.Department of BiologyAddis Ababa UniversityAddis AbabaEthiopia

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