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Screening of micro-organisms for decolorization of melanins produced by bluestain fungi.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11330716     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A total of 17 fungi and four bacteria were screened for their ability to decolorize melanin, using isolated extracellular melanin of the bluestain fungus Aureobasidium pullulans as substrate. On agar media, decolorization was observed by four fungal strains: Bjerkandera adusta VTT-D-99746, Galactomyces geotrichum VTT-D-84228, Trametes hirsuta VTT-D-95443 and Trametes versicolor VTT-D-99747. The four fungi were more efficient on nitrogen-limited medium than on complete medium. The melanin-decolorizing activity of G. geotrichum appeared to be located on the mycelium and could be liberated into the medium enzymatically.
M Rättö; M Chatani; A C Ritschkoff; L Viikari
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied microbiology and biotechnology     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0175-7598     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol.     Publication Date:  2001 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-05-01     Completed Date:  2001-08-30     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8406612     Medline TA:  Appl Microbiol Biotechnol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  210-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
VTT Biotechnology, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Ascomycota / metabolism*
Bacteria / metabolism
Culture Media
Melanins / metabolism*
Polyporales / metabolism*
Saccharomycetales / metabolism*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Culture Media; 0/Melanins

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