CELLULOLYTIC EFFICIENCY OF FUNGAL CULTURES ISOLATED FROM MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTEJ.A.JOHN PAUL AND THILAGAVATHY DANIEL
A number of microorganisms utilize cellulose as carbon source for their growth. However the molecular structure of cellulose presents a barrier to easy biodegradation. The present study has been undertaken to isolate cellulolytic fungi from municipal solid waste and to estimate the cellulolytic efficiency. Thirteen species of fungal colonies were isolated from the municipal solid waste and nine belongs to Aspergillus species. Of these thirteen fungal species isolated, eight showed cellulolytic activity. The cellulolytic activity of the enzymes extracted from T.viride was higher than the other fungal cultures tested.
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