Nirmalendu Das

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Oyster mushroom, Pleurotus ostreatus (Jacq.:Fr.) Kumm. ITCC 3308 (collected from Indian Type Culture Collection, IARI, New Delhi, India, 110012) was grown on dry weed plants, Leonotis sp, Sida acuta, Parthenium argentatum, Ageratum conyzoides, Cassia sophera, Tephrosia purpurea and Lantana camara. Leonotis sp. was the best substrate in fruit body production(More)
During sporulation, laccase activity of Pleurotus florida decreased to a minimum level in spite of increase in the number of isozymes. An endogenous laccase substrate was detected especially in the gill structure of the sporophore, which competitively inhibited oxidation of guaiacol by the enzyme during in vitro assay. Appearance of the laccase substrate(More)
Measurements of the specific activities of the representative enzymes of different pathways linked to carbohydrate metabolism indicate that glycolysis and TCA cycles are the major route of carbohydrate catabolism in the sporulating phase of fruiting body development in Pleurotus ostreatus. Enzymes of the pentose phosphate pathway always showed lower(More)
Pleurotus fossulatus (Cooke) Sace is member of oyster mushroom can produced extracellular laccase (benzenediol: oxygen oxidoreductase; EC in submerged fermentation. To analyze the optimum production for laccase P. fossulatus was cultured both in stationary and shaking condition in different media. Partial purification of laccase was done after(More)
In mushroom, presence of the mannitol cycle has not been reported so far although the polyol is supposed to be generated by the reduction of fructose by mannitol dehydrogenase. This study submits evidence for the presence of the mannitol cycle in Pleurotus ostreatus. The key enzyme of the cycle, mannitol-1-phosphate dehydrogenase (M1PDH), was present(More)
Pleurotus ostreatus (Florida), ITCC 3308 produces approximately 9.0 U/ml extracellular cellobiose dehydrogenase (CDH) in cellulose medium after 7 days of growth. However, no activity could be detected if the assay was done with cellobiose as the substrate and 2,6-dichlorophenol indophenol (DPIP) as the electron acceptor in absence of any laccase inhibitor.(More)
The study investigates the potential of substitution of the conventional carbohydrate nutrient (cellulose) in media with cheap agro-residues for cellobiose dehydrogenase production by Termitomyces clypeatus (CDHtc) under submerged conditions. Different agro-residues tested for enzyme production were characterized using FTIR and XRD analysis. As CDHtc(More)
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