Sreenath, S. and Kumaran, S. and Subramanian, T.V. and Murugesan, M. and Muralimadhav, V. and Jeyakumar, D. (1999) Rapid biochemical characterisation of polyurethane degrading fungi using amperometric biosensor technique. Bulletin of Electrochemistry , 15 (11). pp. 452-457. ISSN 0256-1654

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Biodegradation of polymers has become a subject of immense research activity due to the technological importance, The biochemical characterisation of five fungi isolated from polyurethane disposal site is presented in this paper. The concept of biosensing has been exploited for the assimilation characterisation. tolerance to various inhibitors and optimisation of growth media. The preliminary studies indicate that five of these i olated are promi. ing for the biodegradation of polyurethanes. Two of these organisms were identified as \spergillus niger, A. tamerii and three species were identified as Fusarium solani, Fusarium oxysporum and u arium sp (under further identification). The biochemical characterisation of these fungi were carried out employing the principles of biosensors and the resistance to heavy metals and antibiotics were evaluated. The data obtained is based on the respiratory rate of microorganisms and is more rapid and reliable. The data obtained are discussed with reference to the individual fungus.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biochemical characterisation; biosenor; amperometry; isolation and polyurethane
Subjects: Electrodics and Electrocatalysis
Depositing User: ttbdar CECRI
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2012 16:14
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2012 16:14

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