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Degradación de los discos compactos por hongos

AuthorsRomero, Elvira; Speranza, Mariela ; García-Guinea, Javier ; Martínez, Ángel T. ; Martínez, María Jesús
Issue Date2007
PublisherBlackwell Publishing
CitationFEMS Microbiol Lett, 275 :122–129 (2007)
AbstractPREMIO IBERDROLA al mejor póster sobre Biodeterioro y biodegradación presentado al XIX Congreso Nacional de Microbiología de la Sociedad Española de Microbiología. El premio está dotado de una cuantía de 150 euros. RESUMEN EN INGLES.-A Geotrichum-like fungus isolated from a biodeteriorated compact disc (CD) was able to degrade in vitro the components of different CD types. The fungal hyphae inside the CD fragments grew through the aluminium layer and produced the solubilization of this metal. Furthermore, examination of CDs by scanning electron microscopy showed that the fungus was able to destroy the pits and lands structures grooved in the polycarbonate layer, confirming degradation of this aromatic polymer. The fungus secretes aryl-alcohol oxidase and Mn21-oxidizing peroxidase, two kinds of oxidoreductases characteristic of ligninolytic basidiomycetes. Analysis of the ITS region of ribosomal DNA, as well as the morphological characteristics, the lack of sexual forms and the profile of enzymes secreted in liquid medium identified the fungus as a Geotrichum-like anamorph of Bjerkandera adusta (Willd.) P. Karst.
Identifiersdoi: 10.1111/j.1574-6968.2007.00876.x
issn: 0378-1097
Appears in Collections:(MNCN) Comunicaciones congresos
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