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Antagonism of zygomycetes fungi by Rhodotorula gracilis CFR-1.

Somashekar, D. and Joseph, R. (1999) Antagonism of zygomycetes fungi by Rhodotorula gracilis CFR-1. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 36 (1). 52-54, 12 ref.. ISSN 0022-1155

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Abstract

An isolate of Rhodotorula gracilis CFR-1 was tested for its inhibitory activity against several zygomycetes cultures by plate diffusion assay method. Most distinct inhibition was observed for Mucor heimalis, M. jansseni and Cunninghamella verticellata. The role of a chitosan hydrolysing enzyme secreted by Rhodotorula gracilis in the antagonism against the zygomycetes fungi was also studied.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antagonism, Rhodotorulai Zygomycetes, Chitosanase
Subjects: 500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 07 Life Sciences > 04 Microbiology > 04 Fungi
Divisions: Food Microbiology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2012 06:28
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2012 06:28
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/3025

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