Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13568-014-0060-9
Title: Diversity and biochemical features of culturable fungi from the coastal waters of Southern China
Authors: Li, L
Singh, P
Liu, Y
Pan, S 
Wang, G
Keywords: hydrolase
ribosome RNA
triacylglycerol lipase
Article
Ascomycetes
Basidiomycetes
biochemistry
coastal waters
enzyme activity
fungus
gene sequence
inhibition zone
nonhuman
nucleotide sequence
phylogeny
plankton
polymerase chain reaction
species diversity
transesterification
Issue Date: 2014
Citation: Li, L, Singh, P, Liu, Y, Pan, S, Wang, G (2014). Diversity and biochemical features of culturable fungi from the coastal waters of Southern China. AMB Express 4 (1) : 1-11. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13568-014-0060-9
Abstract: Fungi play a major role in various biogeochemical cycles of terrestrial and marine ecosystems. However, fungi in marine environments remain to be one of the most under-studied microbial groups. This study investigates the diversity of planktonic fungi from the coastal habitat off Pearl River Delta (China) using culture-dependent approach. A total of 22 fungi and 9 yeast isolates were recovered from 30 seawater and 2 sediment samples. Microscopic and ITS rRNA gene sequence analyses revealed that most of the fungi belonged to the phylum Ascomycota and Basidiomycota with a very small percentage (3%) of the subphylum Mucoromycotina of the Phylum Zygomycota. Most of these fungal isolates exhibited considerable production of extracellular enzymes, cellulase, lipase and laccase. Fungal isolates of two genera Mucor and Aspergillus sp. demonstrated pelletization capability over a wide range of pH, suggesting them as potential agents towards algae harvesting and wastewater treatment. © 2014, Li et al.; licensee Springer.
Source Title: AMB Express
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/176165
ISSN: 2191-0855
DOI: 10.1186/s13568-014-0060-9
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