Formulation of filamentous fungi for bioremediation

A. M. Childress, J. W. Bennett, W. J. Connick, D. J. Daigle

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Mycelia of Marasmiellus troyanus embedded in calcium alginate granules with corn cob grits as a nutritive amendment were viable after one year with refrigeration but inviable when stored at room temperature. With refrigeration, Phanerochaete chrysosporium mycelia and spores embedded in alginate were both viable after one year. At room temperature, spores encapsulated in alginate granules gave good viability while mycelial formulations did not. In all trials, corn cob grits was superior to saw dust for extending shelf life. Corn cob grits-amended granules of both species were able to germinate and grow in both uncontaminated soil and chemical waste-contaminated soil.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-214
Number of pages4
JournalBiotechnology Techniques
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


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