TITLE

Optimization for the Production of Cellulase Enzyme from Municipal Solid Waste Residue by Two Novel Cellulolytic Fungi

AUTHOR(S)
Gautam, S. P.; Bundela, P. S.; Pandey, A. K.; Khan, Jamaluddin; Awasthi, M. K.; Sarsaiya, S.
PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
Biotechnology Research International;2011, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The main purpose of this study is to reduce the production cost of cellulase by optimizing the production medium and using an alternative carbon source such as municipal solid waste residue. In the present investigation, we aim to isolate the two novel cellulase producing fungi (Aspergillus niger and Trichoderma sp.) from municipal solid waste. Municipal solid waste residue (4-5% (w/v)) and peptone and yeast extract (1.0% (w/v)) were found to be the best combination of carbon and nitrogen sources for the production of cellulase by A. niger and Trichoderma sp. Optimumtemperature and pH of the medium for the cellulase production by A. niger were 40?C and 6-7, whereas those for the production of cellulase by Trichoderma sp. were 45?C and 6.5. Cellulase production from A. niger and Trichoderma sp. can be an advantage as the enzyme production rate is normally higher as compared to other fungi.
ACCESSION #
70783121

 

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