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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(5): 647-656
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.505.065


Characterization and Bio-prospecting of Fungi for Ag(I), Au(III) and Pd(II) sorption
Kruti R. Shah1, Srinivas M. Duggirala2, Devayani R. Tipre1 and Shailesh R. Dave3*
1Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, School of Sciences, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad 380 009, Gujarat, India
2Department of Microbiology and Biogas Research Centre, Gujarat Vidhyapith,Sadra 382320, Gujarat, India
3Department of Forensic Science, School of Sciences, Gujarat University,
Ahmedabad 380 009, Gujarat, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Present work describes macroscopic and microscopic characterization of 41 fungi and enumerates their potential to sorb precious metals, namely; Ag(I), Au (III) and Pd(II). Fungal biomass included, 29 of Aspergillus, 5 from Mucor, 1 Rhizopus and 4 different unidentified micro-fungi and 2 mushrooms.  Maximum and minimum biomass was produced by isolate SRD7 and isolate SRD17 respectively. Isolate SRD49, was the most efficient, while, SRD39 was the least efficient in sugar utilization. Number of fungi capable of Ag(I), Au(III) and Pd(II) sorption reduces as percent sorption increases. Overall, fungi had much variation in their precious metal sorption ability.  Variation for precious metal sorption was in the order Ag(I)>Au(III)>Pd(II). Ag(I), Au(III) and Pd(II) sorption ranged between 6.88-79.48, 7.47- 56.74 and 22.66-40.3%, respectively.


Keywords: Screening,Fungi, Silver, Gold, Palladium, Sorption
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Kruti R. Shah, Srinivas M. Duggirala, Devayani R. Tipre and Shailesh R. Dave. 2016. Characterization and Bio-prospecting of Fungi for Ag(I), Au(III) and Pd(II) sorption.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(5): 647-656. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.505.065