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Decolourisation of synthetic textile dyes by Phlebia tremellosa

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Kirby, N, Marchant, Roger and McMullan, Geoffrey (2000) Decolourisation of synthetic textile dyes by Phlebia tremellosa. FEMS MICROBIOLOGY LETTERS, 188 (1). pp. 93-96. [Journal article]

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Abstract

Phlebia tremellosa decolourised eight synthetic textile dyes (200 mg l(-1)) by greater than 96% within 14 days under stationary incubation conditions. High performance liquid chromatography analysis of culture supernatants indicated that Remazol Black B was degraded by the fungus, however, complete mineralisation did not occur as a colourless organic breakdown product accumulated. Laccase activity was detectable in culture supernatants after 5 days when the fungus was grown in the presence of an artificial textile effluent, with activity reaching a maximum of 15 U l(-1) on day 14. (C) 2000 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)
ID Code:5033
Deposited By:Professor Geoffrey McMullan
Deposited On:23 Jan 2010 15:44
Last Modified:16 May 2012 16:32

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