Detection of oleic acid biodegradation by fungi

Dong Wook Han, Hwal Suh, Dong Hee Lee, Bong Joo Park, Kosuke Takatori, Jong Chul Park

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To investigate oleic acid biodegradation, 47 fungal strains were tested with modified Czapek Dox broth media containing oleic acid, and their biodegradative activities were assayed by measuring the release of [14C]CO2 from the 14C-labeled oleic acid. After 72 h of cultivation, Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus ochraceus, and Alternaria species metabolized approximately 25% to 35% of the supplied oleic acid. The relationship between the fungal degradation of oleic acid and the fungal growth was also examined using 7 strains of Aspergillus niger. A niger YMC 0100 and YMC 0322 degraded about 26% of the oleic acid after 72 h, while their germination ratios were more than 30%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)514-517
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of microbiology and biotechnology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


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