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A laboratory scale biofilter inoculated with Pseudomonas putida (MTCC 102) was used for degradation of toluene present in air. Wood charcoal was used as the filter media and a layer of glass beads (6mm) was used for improved air distribution. The biofilter was operated continuously for a period of 5months at four different flow rates - 0.06, 0.12, 0.18, and(More)
Antagonism betweenFusarium udum Butler causing wilt of pigeon-pea (Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.) and the saprophytic microflora of the root region of the host was studied with reference to colony interaction, hyphal interference, volatile and non-volatile metabolites and staling growth products. Studies were extended to screen potential antagonists against(More)
Hyphal parasitic behaviour of Fusarium oxysporum on Rhizoctonia solani and consecutive changes during this phenomenon have been investigated and studied. The hyphal parasitism was very commonly recorded between the test fungi. During the course of parasitism coiling, penetration, lysis and formation of chlamydospores by F. oxysporum on R. solani were(More)
The application of dithane M-45, 2, 4-D and carbofuran at the rates of 1, 5 and 10 mg (active ingredients) per g air-dry litter caused insignificant variations in the microbial populations in decomposing leaf litter. The qualitative nature of mycoflora, was altered, a little, with regard to the total number of species and relative abundance of a few(More)
Biodegradation of toluene vapour was investigated for 162 days in a laboratory scale biofilter packed with maize waste. Inlet concentration of toluene was varied from 2.86 to 5.79 g m(-3) and the volumetric flow rate of toluene loaded air from 0.09 to 0.3 m3 h(-1). The media bed height used in the study was 0.63 m. Plug flow behaviour of the bed was(More)
A urea and NPK-mixture at concentration of 5, 10 and 15 mg g−1 air dry litter stimulated microbial populations, microbial activity and rate of decomposition of the litter. The stimulation was more pronounced as the concentration of the fertilizers was increased. However, this trend was reverse after two months in case of urea except for bacterial(More)
The qualitative and quantitative nature of microfungi in soil after burning was studied for seven months. The numbers of fungal species and their colonies in soil were reduced immediately after burning but returned to their normal state after about a couple of months. Species of Aspergillus and Penicillium were the first to colonize the burnt soil.(More)
The fungitoxic effects of different plant extracts on Fusarium udum, which causes wilt disease of Cajanus cajan in vitro and in vivo, were examined. The complete arrest of the radial growth of the pathogen occurred at a 10% concentration of leaf extract from Adenocallyma alliaceum. A leaf extract of Citrus medica, a root extract of Asparagus adscendens,(More)