Screening of micro-organisms for decolorization of melanins produced by bluestain fungi

Marjaana Rättö, M. Chatani, Anne-Christine Ritschkoff, Liisa Viikari

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Abstract

A total of 17 fungi and four bacteria were screened for their ability to decolorize melanin, using isolated extracellular melanin of the bluestain fungus Aureobasidium pullulans as substrate. On agar media, decolorization was observed by four fungal strains: Bjerkandera adusta VTT-D-99746, Galactomyces geotrichum VTT-D-84228, Trametes hirsuta VTT-D-95443 and Trametes versicolor VTT-D-99747. The four fungi were more efficient on nitrogen-limited medium than on complete medium. The melanin-decolorizing activity of G. geotrichum appeared to be located on the mycelium and could be liberated into the medium enzymatically.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)210-213
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Volume55
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Melanins
Geotrichum
Trametes
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Coriolaceae
Mycelium
Agar
Nitrogen
Bacteria

Keywords

  • melanin
  • decolorization

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Screening of micro-organisms for decolorization of melanins produced by bluestain fungi. / Rättö, Marjaana; Chatani, M.; Ritschkoff, Anne-Christine; Viikari, Liisa.

In: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Vol. 55, No. 2, 2001, p. 210-213.

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