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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management
World Bank assisted National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) - University of Port Harcourt
ISSN: 1119-8362
Vol. 15, No. 4, 2011, pp. 657-661
Bioline Code: ja11107
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 15, No. 4, 2011, pp. 657-661

 en Comparative Studies on the Amylase and Cellulase Production of Aspergillus check for this species in other resources and Penicillium check for this species in other resources
Khokhar, Ibatsam; Muktar, Irum & Mushtaq, Sobia

Abstract

Filamentous fungi are important due to their high enzymes production potential. Many enzymes produced by fungi have related to biotechnological applications in several industrial sectors. The purpose of this study was to collect and isolate Penicillium check for this species in other resources and Aspergillus check for this species in other resources species from different sources and examined for their ability to produce cellulase and amylase. Ten fungal isolates of genera, Aspergilus and Penicillium were examined for their ability to produce industrial important enzymes. All fungal isolates exhibited high DCZ/DFC ratio in cellulase and amylayes activity. It was also evident that starch and cellulose medium effected the fungal growth. Four Penicillium check for this species in other resources species viz. Penicillium janthinellum check for this species in other resources check for this species in other resources (IK-48), Penicillium melinii check for this species in other resources (IK-49) and Penicillium velutinum check for this species in other resources (IK- 51) and Penicillium waskmanii check for this species in other resources (IK- 50) showed the increased growth in starch and cellulose medium as compare to control. P. waskmanii (IK- 50) showed the highest growth stimulation in the cellulose and starch medium. This study contributes to catalogue local fungal isolated in Pakistan, and provides additional information to support future research about the industrial potential of these microorganisms for enzymes and, eventually, also secondary metabolites with anti-microbial or anti-parasitic activities.

Keywords
Cellulose; Amylase; Fungi; Enzymes.

 
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