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Metabolism of the phthalocyanine textile dye remazol turquoise blue by Phanerochaete chrysosporium

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Conneely, A, Smyth, Franklin and McMullan, Geoffrey (1999) Metabolism of the phthalocyanine textile dye remazol turquoise blue by Phanerochaete chrysosporium. FEMS MICROBIOLOGY LETTERS, 179 (2). pp. 333-337. [Journal article]

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Abstract

The ability of a strain of Phanerochaete chrysosporium to decolourise the commercially important copper-phthalocyanine dye Remazol turquoise blue was investigated. The fungus was found to completely decolourise the dye at a concentration of 200 mg l(-1) within 7 days. High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and polarographic analysis of culture supernatants indicated that degradation of the dye structure was occurring with the detection of one major organic breakdown product and the release of up to 50% dye-bound copper into culture supernatants during decolourisation. Biosorption of copper to the fungal biomass was found to occur during the initial stages of dye decolourisation. (C) 1999 Federation of European Microbiological Societies. Published by Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Northern Ireland Centre for Food and Health (NICHE)
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Pharmaceutical Science and Practice
ID Code:1102
Deposited By:Prof W.Franklin Smyth
Deposited On:11 Jan 2010 16:06
Last Modified:16 May 2012 16:37

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