Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 19, Issue 7, pp 665–667 | Cite as

Production of cellulase on sugar cane bagasse by fungal mixed culture solid substrate fermentation

  • Marcel Gutierrez-Correa
  • Robert P. Tengerdy


Trichoderma reesei LM-UC4 and its mutant LM-UC4E1 were co-cultured with Aspergillus phoenicis QM329 for cellu-lase production on bagasse by mixed culture solid substrate fermentation. A mutual synergism was observed between the parent Trichoderma strain and the Aspergillus, resulting in enhanced combined biomass production and corresponding increased in cellulase, endoglucanase and b-glucosidase activities. Such synergism was absent with the mutant Trichoderma strain suggesting that in the hypermutation the ability for cooperative interaction with other microbes was lost.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcel Gutierrez-Correa
    • 1
  • Robert P. Tengerdy
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratorio de Micologia y BiotecnologiaUniversidad Nacional Agraria La MolinaLima 1Peru
  2. 2.Department of MicrobiologyColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA

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