Fungi Testing Articles

  • Fungi in biofilms of a drinking water network: occurrence, diversity and mycotoxins approach

    Results showed that 75% of the analyzed samples in a drinking water network were positive for fungi, in a range of 1–3,000 CFU/mL. Identification resulted in nine species of fungi and four species of yeasts being listed: Bjerkandera, Penicillium, Paraconiothyrium, Paecilomyces, Debaryomyces, Rhodotorula and Cryptococcus. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • 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

  • Novel diesel-oil-degrading bacteria and fungi from the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest

    Isolating new diesel-oil-degrading microorganisms from crude-oil contaminated sites and evaluating their degradation capacities are vitally important in the remediation of oil-polluted environments and crude-oil exploitation. In this research, new hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria and fungi were isolated from the crude-oil contaminated soil of the oil-fields in the Amazon rainforest of north-east ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Post Harvested Stored Wheat Grain: Fungal Infestation and Nutrition

    The wheat grain production in any country varies from year to year and hence the grains should be stored strategically from years of overproduction for the use in year of under production. Also grain must be stored for several other reasons such as point of ...


  • 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 ...


  • Unconventional genomic architecture in the budding yeast saccharomyces cerevisiae masks the nested antisense gene nag1

    The genomic architecture of the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae is typical of other eukaryotes in that genes are spatially organized into discrete and nonoverlapping units. Inherent in this organizational model is the assumption that protein-coding sequences do not overlap completely. Here, we present ...

  • Multidrug resistance in fungi

    One of the major advances serving to define the beginning of the era of modern medicine was the development of penicillin in the early 1940s as the first widely used antibiotic effective against microorganisms (reviewed in reference 111). In what has become an all-too-common trend, antibiotic-resistant isolates emerged soon after the large-scale use of penicillin to treat bacterial infections ...

  • Multidrug resistance in fungi

    One of the major advances serving to define the beginning of the era of modern medicine was the development of penicillin in the early 1940s as the first widely used antibiotic effective against microorganisms (reviewed in reference 111). In what has become an all-too-common trend, antibiotic-resistant isolates emerged soon after the large-scale use of penicillin to treat bacterial infections ...

  • Modeling of an IFAS Process with Fungal Biomass Treating Pharmaceutical Wastewater

    The project involved the dynamic modeling of a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) treating pharmaceutical wastewater. The WWTP uses an integrated fixed-film activated sludge (IFAS) process with suspended carriers for biological treatment. The plant is unique in that it uses both fungal and bacterial IFAS reactors. The fungal biomass has been shown in laboratory testing to degrade a portion of the ...

  • Awareness of Fungi on Wood is Critical to Professionals

    Untitled Document Those who deal with indoor fungal contamination could benefit by understanding more about the biology of common types of fungi on wood and wood products. It may assist in identifying potential ...

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