Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 2 No. 1

Investigation on the Physicochemical Conditions Affecting the Growth of Mycelial Pellet of White-rot Fungus (Phanerochaete chrysosporium)

Liang Zhi1,2 and Han Bao-ping1

ıSchool of Environment and Spatial Informatics, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou - 221 008, China ²Department of Environment, Xuzhou Institute of Technology, Xuzhou city - 221 008, Jiang Su province, China.

Received on 04 January 2008 and accepted on 12 February 2008

 

ABSTRACT

The present paper deals with the studies on the influence of various physicochemical conditions on the mycelial growth of white rot fungus (Phanerochaete chrysosporium). The factors include glucose concentration, rice hull lixivium in the synthetic medium, temperature, pH, rotational speed and cultivation time in the prevailing environmental conditions. Effect of synchronous factors has been investigated. The best growth of the fungus in terms of dry weight was obtained with the rotation speed of 160 r/min, a temperature of 30°C, rice hull lixivium 0.419 ml/ml, glucose concentration 35 g/L and a pH of 3.5.

Keywords : Environment conditions, Culture medium, White-rot fungus, Infection.