Artículos de revistas
Solubilization of iron phosphate by free or immobilized spores and pellets of Aspergillus niger
Research Journal of Microbiology, v. 5, n. 6, p. 497-506, 2010.
Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
The production of pellets by Aspergillus niger and the FePO 4 (FeP) solubilization through the use of free or immobilized spores and pellets were studied. The media Sabouraud, MS-FeP, MS-K 2HPO 4, Czapek and Malt were used for pellets yield. Enhanced growth and pellets production were found in the Sabouraud and MS-FeP than those produced by the other media. Pellets produced in Sabouraud were larger in size and formed well-defined spheres than those produced in MS-FeP. Pellets amounts varying from 2 to 8 mg mL, -1 were inoculated in the MS-FeP medium. The greatest quantity of solubilized FeP was found when 6 mg of pellets mL, -1 were used. While the free spores were the worst form used for FeP solubilization in culture medium, free pellets allowed for the production of the greatest quantities of soluble phosphate, even after repeated use of the pellets. In the soil, pellets solubilized similar quantities of FeP compared to the immobilized A. niger spores and can be used with advantage since they are easily produced. © 2010 Academic Journals Inc.