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Title: Evaluation of different pretreatments to enhance degradation of pine needles by Aspergillus niger F7 under solid state fermentation
Authors: Sharma, Nivedita
Tandon, Divya
Gupta, Rakesh
Kumar, Sanjeev
Keywords: Biodegradation
Solid State fermentation
Issue Date: Sep-2011
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: This study presents degradation enhancement of pine needles by Aspergillus niger F7, isolated from soil. A modified alkali pretreatment [NaOH+H2O2 (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.
Description: 778-783
ISSN: 0975-1084 (Online); 0022-4456 (Print)
Appears in Collections:JSIR Vol.70(09) [September 2011]

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