Mainul Hassan

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An unsaturated fatty acid auxotroph of the oleaginous yeast Apiotrichum curvatum, named UfaM3, blocked in the conversion of stearic to oleic acid was cultivated in single-stage continuous culture. The influence of consumed carbon to nitrogen ratios (C/N ratios, g g−1) obtained at various dilution rates (D) on fatty acid (FA) accumulation and its profiles(More)
Ergosterol content was determined in 20 white-rot fungi isolates and the values ranged from 2380 to 13060 microg g(-1) fungal biomass. Significant changes of ergosterol content according the physiological stage for Bjerkandera adusta 4312 and Coriolopsis gallica 8260 were found, showing the highest values during the stationary phase. However, in the case of(More)
A search was carried out for mutants, defective in the conversion of stearic acid to oleic acid in effort to improve the quality of lipids produced by Cryptococcus curvatus ATCC, 20509. Mutants were selected as unsaturated fatty acid (Ufa) auxotrophs. After treatment of parent organism with Ethyl methanesulfonate (EMS), 11 oleate-requiring auxotrophs were(More)
Fluorescence microscopy and image analysis were evaluated in order to assess the viability of Trichoderma harzianum, an economically important filamentous fungus. After the evaluation of the two most commonly used fluorochromes, acridine orange (AO) and fluorescein diacetate (FDA) as metabolic indicator stains, AO gave ambiguous results and therefore FDA(More)
The influence of the agitation conditions on biomass growth, morphology, carbon metabolism, viability, and 6-pentyl-alpha-pyrone (6PP) production by Trichoderma harzianum were studied in an extractive fermentation system. Batch spore-inoculated cultures developed at dissolved oxygen concentrations above 35% of air saturation were carried out in a 14 L(More)
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