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dc.contributor.authorDuncan, Shona Margaret
dc.contributor.authorMinasaki, Ryuji
dc.contributor.authorFarrell, Roberta L.
dc.contributor.authorThwaites, Joanne M.
dc.contributor.authorHeld, Benjamin W.
dc.contributor.authorArenz, Brett E.
dc.contributor.authorJurgens, Joel Allan
dc.contributor.authorBlanchette, Robert A.
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-17T23:22:17Z
dc.date.available2010-01-17T23:22:17Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationDuncan, S.M., Minasaki, R., Farrell, R.L., Thwaites, J.M., Held, B.W., Arenz, B.E., Jurgens, J.A. & Blanchette, R.A. (2008). Screening fungi isolated from historic Discovery Hut on Ross Island, Antarctica for cellulose degradation. Antarctic Science, 20(5), 463-470.en
dc.identifier.issn0954-1020
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/3528
dc.description.abstractTo survive in Antarctica, early explorers of Antarctica's Heroic Age erected wooden buildings and brought in large quantities of supplies. The introduction of wood and other organic materials may have provided new nutrient sources for fungi that were indigenous to Antarctica or were brought in with the materials. From 30 samples taken from Discovery Hut, 156 filamentous fungi were isolated on selective media. Of these, 108 were screened for hydrolytic activity on carboxymethyl cellulose, of which 29 demonstrated activities. Endo-1, 4-β-glucanase activity was confirmed in the extracellular supernatant from seven isolates when grown at 4°C, and also when they were grown at 15°C. Cladosporium oxysporum and Geomyces sp. were shown to grow on a variety of synthetic cellulose substrates and to use cellulose as a nutrient source at temperate and cold temperatures. The research findings from the present study demonstrate that Antarctic filamentous fungi isolated from a variety of substrates (wood, straw, and food stuffs) are capable of cellulose degradation and can grow well at low temperatures.en
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_NZ
dc.subjectcellulolyticen
dc.subjectendo-1en
dc.subject4-β-glucanaseen
dc.subjectmicrofungien
dc.subjectpsychrotoleranten
dc.titleScreening fungi isolated from historic Discovery Hut on Ross Island, Antarctica for cellulose degradationen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0954102008001314en
dc.relation.isPartOfAntarctic Scienceen_NZ
pubs.begin-page463en_NZ
pubs.elements-id33474
pubs.end-page470en_NZ
pubs.issue5en_NZ
pubs.volume20en_NZ


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