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Improved endoglucanase production and mycelial biomass of some ericoid fungi

Overview of attention for article published in AMB Express, January 2017
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#39 of 764)
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Title
Improved endoglucanase production and mycelial biomass of some ericoid fungi
Published in
AMB Express, January 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13568-016-0312-y
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Authors

O. R. Adeoyo, B. I. Pletschke, J. F. Dames

Abstract

Fungal species associated with ericaceous plant roots produce a number of enzymes and other bio-active metabolites in order to enhance survival of their host plants in natural environments. This study focussed on endoglucanase production from root associated ericoid mycorrhizal and dark septate endophytic fungal isolates. Out of the five fungal isolates screened, Leohumicola sp. (ChemRU330/PPRI 13195) had the highest relative enzyme activity and was tested along with isolates belonging to Hyloscyphaceae (EdRU083/PPRI 17284) and Leotiomycetes (EdRU002/PPRI 17261) for endoglucanase production under different pH and nutritional conditions that included: carbon sources, nitrogen sources and metal ions, at an optimum temperature of 28 °C. An optimal of pH 5.0 produced enzyme activity of 3.99, 2.18 and 4.31 (U/mg protein) for isolates EdRU083, EdRU002 and Leohumicola sp. respectively. Increased enzyme activities and improved mycelial biomass production were obtained in the presence of supplements such as potassium, sodium, glucose, maltose, cellobiose, tryptone and peptone. While NaFe-EDTA and Co(2+) inhibited enzyme activity. The potential role of these fungi as a source of novel enzymes is an ongoing objective of this study.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 23 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 26%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 22%
Student > Bachelor 2 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 9%
Other 2 9%
Other 2 9%
Unknown 4 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 35%
Environmental Science 3 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 13%
Chemical Engineering 1 4%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 4%
Other 3 13%
Unknown 4 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 February 2017.
All research outputs
#1,653,002
of 12,350,949 outputs
Outputs from AMB Express
#39
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Outputs of similar age
#62,857
of 344,479 outputs
Outputs of similar age from AMB Express
#4
of 56 outputs
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