Separation of fungal propagules by partition in aqueous polymer 2-phase systems
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Förlag: American Society for Microbiology
Conidia of Penicillium chrysogenum and Penicillium frequentans and sporangiospores of Rhizopus rhizopodiformis, Rhizomucor pusillus, and Mucor racemosus were subjected to partition in aqueous polymer two-phase systems. The partition behavior differed drastically between the conidia of the two Penicillium species and the sporangiospores of the three species of phycomycetes. This difference in partition behavior can be used for purification of fungi belonging to different taxonomical groups. P. frequentans was completely separated from M. racemosus by two extractions, whereas four extractions were needed to purify M. racemosus. This method was used on an air sample from a locality where wood fuel chips are handled. The conidia of the fungi Trichoderma viride and Rhizopus rhizopodiformis were removed completely by only two extractions.
- Biology and Life Sciences
- Microbial Ecology
- ISSN: 1098-5336 (Online)
- ISSN: 0099-2240 (Print)