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Penicillium janczewskii, a filamentous fungus isolated from the rhizosphere of Vernonia herbacea (Asteraceae), grows rapidly on media containing either sucrose or inulin as carbon sources. Maintenance of P. janczewskii on inulin medium induces secretion of proteins with high inulinase activity but results in a mycelium that easily collapses and breaks. We(More)
Extracellular inulinases from Penicillium janczewskii were obtained from the filtrate of 12 day-old cultures supplemented with inulin from Vernonia herbacea. Crude filtrates and partially-purified enzyme preparations (peaks I and II) were active on inulin, sucrose and raffinose. The apparent M(r) of the enzymes from peaks I and II were 48 and 66 kDa,(More)
Fructose, glucose, and an equimolar mixture of both sugars affected differently hyphae thickness, biomass production and secretion of β-fructofuranosidase in Penicillium janczewskii. Reduced growth, thinner hyphae and visible injuries were early observed during fungal cultivation in fructose-containing medium, reaching the maximum between 12 and 15 days of(More)
The incidence of cases of dermatophytosis in dermatology outpatient departments has increased in recent years. Infection control is essential to prevent transmission, and accurate diagnosis of this type of infection is important to avoid confusion with other dermatological processes caused by non-fungal agents. The objective of this study was to determine(More)
Penicillium janczewskii, isolated from the rhizosphere of Vernonia herbacea, grows rapidly on media containing either sucrose or inulin, although inulin more than sucrose induced the production of inulinases. Three different extracellular beta-fructofuranosidases (two inulinases and one invertase) were purified from fungal cultures grown on sucrose or(More)
A novel antifungal protein with a molecular mass around 50 kDa was purified from seeds of Sesbania virgata (Cav.) Pers. using ammonium sulfate fractionation followed by gel filtration on a Sephadex G-75 Superfine (Sigma) column and reverse-phase high performance liquid chromatography on a C8 column. The protein, designated FP1-A, with a novel N-terminal(More)
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