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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.
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
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
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
Bioremediation potential of a phenol degrading bacterium, Rhodococcus erythropolis SKO-1
Biodegradation of phenol is a major focus of toxic organic compound degradation by microorganisms isolated from polluted areas. An increasing number of bacteria and fungi possessing unique Expand
Improved effect of amikacin‐loaded poly(D,L‐lactide‐co‐glycolide) nanoparticles against planktonic and biofilm cells of Pseudomonas aeruginosa
The good antibacterial and antibiofilm activities of A‐NPs, in addition to their ability to enter macrophages without any cytotoxicity for these cells, make them a potential candidate to treat P. aeruginosa infections. 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
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