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|Title:||Evaluation of different pretreatments to enhance degradation of pine needles by <i>Aspergillus niger </i>F<sub>7</sub> under solid state fermentation|
Solid State fermentation
|Abstract:||This study presents degradation enhancement of pine needles by <i>Aspergillus niger </i>F<sub>7</sub>, isolated from soil. A modified alkali pretreatment [NaOH+H<sub>2</sub>O<sub>2</sub> (1M); ratio, 9:1] is found the best among all methods when needles are soaked in this solution for 2 h followed by thorough washing with tap water. Degradation of pine biomass was measured in terms of enzyme (cellulase & xylanase) production, biodegradation index (BI) and hydrolysis (%). There are high enzyme units, BI and hydrolysis (%) in pretreated material as compared to untreated one.|
|ISSN:||0975-1084 (Online); 0022-4456 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||JSIR Vol.70(09) [September 2011]|
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