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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:6, June, 2016

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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(6): 210-222

Fungal Siderophores Production in Vitro as Affected by Some Abiotic Factors
O.A. Abdel Aziz1, G.A. Helal2, Y.G.M. Galal1 and Abdel Kader S. Rofaida1*
1Atomic Energy Authority, Nuclear Research Center, Soil and Water Research Department, Abou-Zaabal, 13759 Egypt
2Faculty of Science, Botany and Microbiology Department, Zagazig University, Zagazig, 44519 Egypt
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Siderophores production in vitro was declined with increasing iron concentration in culture media and varied according to fungal strains and irradiation. Irradiated Aspergillus niger strain was superior over irradiated Penicillium oxalicum strain in siderophores production. The highest value of siderophores produced by A. niger, and P. oxalicum, respectively was achieved at pH 5.5 and pH 4.5 value. This holds true with both fungal strains either irradiated or not. Despite of fungal strains, the overall means of culture media reflected the superiority of Sabouraud agar (SA) culture medium on producing siderophores. The maximum siderophores production (73.31) was achieved at 25ºC for both tested fungi. Irradiated or non-irradiated strains of A. niger, and P. oxalicum resulted in the highest siderophores with sucrose as a carbon source and sodium nitrate as nitrogen source. Generally, the two irradiated strains surpass the non-irradiated ones and no significant difference between A. niger and P. oxalicum strains either irradiated or not.

Keywords: A. niger, Abiotic stress, Culture media, Fungi, In vitro, oxalicum, Siderophores.

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Abdel Aziz, O.A., G.A. Helal, Y.G.M. Galal and Abdel Kader and Rofaida, S. 2016.  Fungal Siderophores Production in Vitro as Affected by Some Abiotic Factors.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(6): 210-222. doi:
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