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Albizia lebbeck fruit pods as a substrate for the production of lignocellulolytic enzymes by Aspergillus niger

Mamatha Pingili, Shailaja Raj Marla, Ramakrishna Raparla.


Abstract

Aspergillus niger isolated from the soil was investigated for its capability to produce various lignocellulolytic enzymes such as LiP, endoglucanase, FPase, Xylanase by solid state fermentation, using Albizzia lebbeck fruit pods as a substrate. The chemical composition of the fruit pods was studied and the production pattern of the enzymes was examined by growing the fungi for a period of 25 days. The LiP activity was low whereas good production of endoglucanase, FPase & xylanase enzymes was noted. Dye decolorisation capacity of the Aspergillus niger was also studied with Congo red. Therefore Albizzia lebbeck fruit pods which are considered as waste and burnt off can be utilized for the production of Holocellulolytic enzymes using Aspergillus niger.

Key words: Albizzia lebbeck, LiP, Endoglucanase, FPase, Xylanase, Aspergillus niger.






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