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- Effect of culture conditions on the biomass determination by ergosterol of Lentinus crinitus and Psilocybe castanella
- Inst Bot
- Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
- Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC)
- Marcelo Rogerio da Silva of the Instituto de Botanica
- Plant Physiology Section
- Foundation for the Development of the Agribusiness Research (Fundação do Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa do Agronegocio)
- Estimating fungal growth is important in processes of soil bioremediation. It has been demonstrated that ergosterol is a good indicator of fungal biomass in solid substrata. In the present study were evaluated the effects upon the ergosterol rate of Lentinus crinitus Berk. and Psilocybe castanella Peck through the culture conditions of these fungi, which are evaluated for the bioremediation of soils contaminated by organochlorates. A good correlation between fungal biomass and ergosterol was observed for both species. The culture conditions did not influence the ergosterol rate of L. crinitus. Yet the ergosterol rate of P. castanella was influenced from 35 days of culture and when grown in the presence of 15.00 g hexachlorobenzene l(-1) of culture medium. So it is possible to estimate growth of both species using ergosterol as indicator in processes of soil bioremediation since the influences observed in the ergosterol rate of P. castanella are considered.
- World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology. New York: Springer, v. 26, n. 5, p. 841-846, 2010.
- Fungal biomass
- Fungal growth
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