LIGNOLYTIC AND PHOSPHATE SOLUBILIZING EFFICIENCY OF FUNGAL SPECIES ISOLATED FROM MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTEJ. A. JOHN PAUL AND THILAGAVATHY DANIEL
A wide range of microorganisms are capable of degrading lignin present in the municipal solid waste for their growth. Phosphorus is a macronutrient required for plant growth. The phosphate solubilizing microorganisms can release the bound phosphates present in the municipal solid waste. The present study has been undertaken to isolate lignolytic and phosphate solubilizing fungi from municipal solid waste and to estimate the lignolytic and phosphate solubilizing efficiency. Thirteen varieties of fungal colonies were isolated from the municipal solid waste and nine belongs to Aspergillus species. Of these thirteen fungal species isolated five showed lignolytic property and six showed phosphate solubilizing activity. The lignolytic and phosphate solubilizing ability were higher in A.niger (strain-2).
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