Studies on Heavy Metal Biosorption by Phanerochaete chrysosporium ME-446
In this study, Basidiomycetes strains Phanerochaete chrysosporium ME-446 and Pleurotus sajor-cqju were grown in synthetic complete medium and petri plates containing Cu, Co, Cd, Zn and Ag as metal salts, Through preliminary plate tests Phanerochaete chrysosporium ME-446 was found to be more resistant to toxic heavy metals as compared to Pleurotus sajor-caju. Specific growth rate and maximum dry mycelium mass were inhibited by increasing metal concentrations. Metal biosorption was also observed during the course of growth in synthetic media, and 80-95% of metals were found to be absorbed by the end of active growth.
metal biosorption, metal tolerance, Phanerochaete chrysosporium, white rot fungi
CİHANGİR, Nilüfer and SAĞLAM, Necdet (1997) "Studies on Heavy Metal Biosorption by Phanerochaete chrysosporium ME-446," Turkish Journal of Biology: Vol. 21: No. 3, Article 5. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/biology/vol21/iss3/5