Screening of micro-organisms for decolorization of melanins produced by bluestain fungi

@article{Rtt2001ScreeningOM,
  title={Screening of micro-organisms for decolorization of melanins produced by bluestain fungi},
  author={Marjaana R{\"a}tt{\"o} and Miho Chatani and A.-C. Ritschkoff and Liisa Viikari},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  year={2001},
  volume={55},
  pages={210-213}
}
A total of 17 fungi and four bacteria were screened for their ability to decolorize melanin, using isolated extracellular melanin of the bluestain fungus Aureobasidium pullulans as substrate. On agar media, decolorization was observed by four fungal strains: Bjerkandera adusta VTT-D-99746, Galactomyces geotrichum VTT-D-84228, Trametes hirsuta VTT-D-95443 and Trametes versicolor VTT-D-99747. The four fungi were more efficient on nitrogen-limited medium than on complete medium. The melanin… CONTINUE READING