Optimization and morphology for decolorization of reactive black 5 by Funalia trogii

Chulhwan Park, Jung Soo Lim, Yuri Lee, Byunghwan Lee, Seung Wook Kim, Jinwon Lee, Sangyong Kim

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The influence of the various carbon and nitrogen sources on the decolorization of reactive black 5 (RB 5) by Funalia trogii was examined using a classical method of medium optimization. Of the carbon sources examined as effective co-substrates, fructose, glycerol, and starch were found to be satisfactory, whereas lactose and sucrose were not. When ammonium tartrate, yeast extract, and peptone were used as nitrogen sources, the decolorization rate was high. An optimal pH is important for fungal growth, and our system operated best at a pH 5-6. By combining a Latin square design with a classical method of medium optimization, the essential medium components were identified using liquid culture experiments. Morphological changes of F. trogii were found to be significantly related to decolorization, and changes in fractal dimension followed RB 5-decolorizing enzyme activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1758-1764
Number of pages7
JournalEnzyme and Microbial Technology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jun 1


  • Fractal dimension
  • Funalia trogii
  • Latin square method
  • Morphology
  • Optimization
  • Reactive black 5

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


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