Chitinolytic Activity of Filamentous Fungi

  title={Chitinolytic Activity of Filamentous Fungi},
  author={A. A. Shubakov and P. S. Kucheryavykh},
  journal={Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology},
The chitinolytic activity of nine species of filamentous fungi, classified with seven genera (specifically, Aspergillus, Penicillium, Trichoderma, Paecilomyces, Sporotrichum, Beaueria, and Mucor), was studied. When cultured in liquid medium containing 1% crystalline chitin, all fungi produced extracellular chitosans with activity varying from 0.2 U/mg protein (Sporotrichum olivaceum, Mucorsp., etc.) to 4.0–4.2 U/mg protein (Trichoderma lignorum, Aspergillus niger).