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Fungal diversity notes 367–490: taxonomic and phylogenetic contributions to fungal taxa
Eight new genera, 101 new species, two new combinations, one neotype, four reference specimens, new host or distribution records for eight species and one alternative morphs are introduced in this paper. Expand
Isolation and biochemical characterization of laccase and tyrosinase activities in a novel melanogenic soil bacterium
Abstract Bacterial polyphenol oxidases (PPOs) with a high oxidizing capacity for a wide range of substrates could make their applications in phenolic biotransformation, food processing, cosmetics,Expand
Bacillus pumilus SG2 isolated from saline conditions produces and secretes two chitinases
Aims: Isolation and characterization of chitinases from a halotolerant Bacillus pumilus.
Characterization of novel biosurfactant producing strains of Bacillus spp. isolated from petroleum contaminated soil
Background and objectives: Biosurfactants are surface active agents with broad range commercial applications in various industries and have considerable advantages over their chemical counterparts.Expand
Expanding evolutionary diversity in the Ustilaginomycotina: Fereydouniaceae fam. nov. and Fereydounia gen. nov., the first urocystidalean yeast lineage
This is the first report of anamorphic saprobic fungus residing in the Urocystidales, stressing the remarkable evolutionary diversity in the subphylum Ustilaginomycotina. Expand
Optimization of tetrazolium salt assay for Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm using microtiter plate method.
The optimized TTC assay distinguished between biofilms formed by different concentrations of bacteria and also was able to detect lower amounts of biofilm formed in contrast to the other two assay methods suggesting that TTC assay is more sensitive and also less expensive than other vital staining methods. Expand
Scale up and Application of Biosurfactant from Bacillus subtilis in Enhanced Oil Recovery
Comparison of KLa values at optimum conditions shows that biosurfactant production scaling up from shake flask to bioreactor can be done with KLa as scale up criterion very accurately. Expand
Evidence on the presence of two distinct enzymes responsible for the reduction of selenate and tellurite in Bacillus sp. STG-83
Abstract Bacillus sp. STG-83 that was isolated from Neidasht spring – north of Iran – is a gram positive faculative anaerobic rod which is capable of reducing selenate anion to elemental selenium.Expand
Biodegradation perspectives of azo dyes by yeasts
Azo dyes are the largest class of synthetic dyes, which are widely used in the textile industry. The amount of dyestuff does not bind to the fibers and is lost in wastewater during textileExpand
Radio-resistance in psychrotrophic Kocuria sp. ASB 107 isolated from Ab-e-Siah radioactive spring.
This study is the first report on the psychrotrophic radio-resistant bacteria belonging to the Kocuria genus isolated from Ab-e-Siah spring, and has some resistance to various genotoxic stresses. Expand