fungi testing Articles

  • Effective DNA extraction method for molecular diagnostics on wood-decay fungi

    1. INTRODUCTION Strategically eliminating damage caused by fungus requires precise identification of the fungal species present (using either conventional or molecular diagnostic techniques). The first step in performing molecular diagnostics on wood-decay fungi is to obtain analyzable fungal DNA. Five commercially available kits and one CTAB method were tested and analyzed ...


    By Analytik Jena AG

  • Suitability of Membrane Bioreactor for treatment of recalcitrant textile dye wastewater utilising white-rot fungi

    A Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) – utilising a mixed microbial community dominated by fungi – was explored for treatment of a synthetic textile dye wastewater containing dye, starch (main contributor to Total Organic Carbon, TOC) and other nutrients. Preliminary batch tests confirmed the superior decolouration capacity of a pure fungus culture due to simultaneous biosorption and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A new and effective approach to boron removal by using novel boron-specific fungi isolated from boron mining wastewater

    Boron-resistant fungi were isolated from the wastewater of a boron mine in Turkey. Boron removal efficiencies of Penicillium crustosum and Rhodotorula mucilaginosa were detected in different media compositions. Minimal Salt Medium (MSM) and two different waste media containing molasses (WM-1) or whey + molasses (WM-2) were tested to make this process cost effective when ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Development of a groundwater fungal strain as a tool for toxicity assessment

    Despite the significant ecological role in groundwater the value of fungi as indicators of groundwater pollution is not known, as fungi are notoriously challenging to assess for toxicity because of their varied morphological components, in particular their filamentous structures. Hence they remain rarely used in environmental risk assessments and monitoring programs for aquatic systems. We ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Statistical evaluation of the early-stage development of Jatropha energy plantations in Northeastern Mexico

    A systematic evaluation of agricultural factors affecting the adaptation of the tropical oil plant Jatropha curcas L. to the semi-arid subtropical climate in Northeastern Mexico has been conducted. The factors studied include plant density and topology, as well as fungi and virus abundances. A multiple regression analysis shows that total fruit production can be well predicted by the area per ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Fungal Based Treatment for Nitrogen and Phosphorus Decrease in Wastewater

    Biological nutrient removal (BNR) technology can suffer poor performance or complete failure due to the fastidious nature of the bacteria used in the system. The bacteria involved necessitate strict operating conditions, multiple zones with one or more recycling lines, carbon source augmentation, and efficient aeration. For wastewater treatment plants receiving significant combined sewer ...

  • The MoldRange Report

    What is MoldRANGE?MoldRANGE is a compilation of data from thousands of outside air samples analyzed by EMLab P&K. It enables a person to get a sense of the fungi that are typically present in the outside air both by time of year and region of the country. All data has been compiled from analysts who have college degrees in biology or a related field, have gone through intensive training, have ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • Co–composting as a management strategy to reuse the white–rot fungus Trametes versicolor after its use in a biotechnological process

    White–rot fungi are extensively used in biotechnological processes but little is known about the disposal of fungal biomass after its use. Final products stability parameters (self–heating test and respiration index) indicate that co–composting of the white–rot fungus Trametes versicolor with Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Wastes (OFMSW) ensure a higher stable final ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Suffer from Allergies or Asthma?

    The “ULTRA” washable air filters have an antimicrobial protection that will not allow bacteria, fungi or mold to grow on the filter surface. The antimicrobial protection is not a coating and is not sprayed on. It is a safe and effective antimicrobial agent processed directly into the electrostatic fiber media, rendering it as permanent as the filter itself. The University of ...


    By ACI Manufacturing

  • Assessment of toxicity of the untreated and Pleurotus ostreatus treated olive mill wastewater by using microbiotests

    Toxicity of raw and biotreated olive mill wastewater (OMW) was tested using three organisms, Daphnia pulex , Thamnocephalus platyurus and zebrafish ( Danio rerio ). Untreated samples demonstrated LC 50 values of 1.27%, 0.96% and 0.48% v/v against the aforementioned organisms respectively. After treatment with the white rot ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Converting plant waste into biofuels

    Promising advances using yeast and fungi. Written by Nancy W. Stauffer. You can read the original story in MIT News MIT researchers are genetically engineering yeast to break down stubborn plant fibers into sugars that it can then ferment — a first ...

  • Enumeration of viable and non-viable larvated Ascaris eggs with quantitative PCR

    The goal of this study was to further develop an incubation-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) method for quantifying viable Ascaris eggs by characterizing the detection limit and number of template copies per egg, determining the specificity of the method, and testing the method with viable and inactivated larvated eggs. The number of template copies per cell was determined by ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Potential Hazards of Gasoline Additives in Altering Soil Environment in Favor of Harmful Microorganisms

    This is the first report about adverse inhibitory effect of V-Guard and E-Guard gasoline additives against soil beneficial Streptomyces. V-Guard and E-Guard gasoline additives are anti valve seat recession agents used in unleaded gas for old car engines in Iran. They contaminate soil and groundwater by fuel leaks and spills. Streptomyces are of the major contributors to the biological buffering ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Start-up of a granular sludge sequencing batch reactor for the treatment of 2,4-dichlorophenol-contaminated wastewater

    In this study, a granular sludge sequencing batch reactor (GSBR) was started-up for the biological aerobic treatment of wastewater containing highly toxic 2,4-dichlorophenol (2,4-DCP), in presence of readily biodegradable sodium acetate (NaAc) as the growth substrate. Different influent concentrations of NaAc (420–800 mg/L) and 2,4-DCP (0–20 mg/L), as well as different operating ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Modelling removal of microbiological contaminants along a series of constructed wetlands

    The rate of removal of microbial pollutants along a series of constructed wetlands for treating wastewater in Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria were monitored from inlet to the discharge point into river Atuara and at 300 m upstream and downstream. The microbiological test results analysed were those of most probable number (MPN) of coliforms ( Escherichia coli ), coliform counts in cfu/100 ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Is biodiversity the best medicine?

    Forget laughter: Biodiversity could be the best medicine, at least when it comes to keeping plants healthy. Scientists have long been intrigued by how the number of plant species in an area affects plants’ risk of getting slammed by disease. In general, viewpoints boil down to two competing theories. The first, known as amplification, contends that the more ...


    By Ensia

  • Results of Full-Scale Installation and Comparison of Biofilter Operation (PDF)

    ABSTRACTBio·Reaction Industries LLC. (BRI) has completed a two-phase project for the design, testing and installation of a biofiltration unit to degrade volatile organic compounds (VOCs) including benzene, toluene, xylenes, ethyl benzene, hexanes, MEK, MIBK, acetone and certain alcohols to reduce emissions from a paint manufacturing facility in Eugene, Oregon. The initial biofilter installed was ...


  • Allergies & asthma may be worsened by synthetic bedding

    EMSL Analytical has been on the forefront of providing quick and affordable allergen testing solutions for industry and the public. A recent study conducted at Otago University in New Zealand found that synthetic bedding typically contains greater numbers of fungal cell components than feather bedding. The research found that high levels of beta glucans, from fungi, were regularly found in ...


  • Fungal Biodegradation

    Introduction The utilization of fungal biodegradation involves the controlled usage of these specially cultivated fungi to treat contaminants. White Rot Fungus White rot fungus has been reported to degrade a wide variety of organopollutants because of its lignin-degrading or wood-rotting enzymes. Two different treatment configurations have been tested for white rot fungus, in situ and ...

  • Building Services Management - Air Sampling -

    Untitled Document Maintenance professionals are often the first responders to mold complaints in their facilities. building occupants can be exposed to fungal (mold) ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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