Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 7 No. 1

Effect of Decolourization of Malachite Green by Aspergillus and Fusarium under Agitation

G. Valarmathi1*, S. Manonmani1 and Initha Lebanon Ebency2

Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan College of Arts and Science for Women, Perambalur, 2Lady Doak College, Madurai, India.

Received on 06 August 2012 and accepted on 26 September 2012

 

ABSTRACT

Decolourization of the selected dye malachite green by Aspergillus sp. and Fusarium sp. was observed under agitation. Decolorization of malachite green under agitation was effective with Fusarium sp. 7182% of dye decolourization was obtained at the end of 72 hours by Fusarium and 2265.4% by Aspergillus. The results obtained in this study showed that the decolorization of malachite green under agitation was found to be the effective with Fusarium.

Keywords : Biodecolourization, Aspergillus, Fusarium, Malachite green, Congo red, Amylase.