Three fungal strains of Aspergillus niger , Trichoderma viride and Penicillium spp., were grown on four alternative plant polysaccharides as C-sources, to induce enzymes able to degrade the bacterial biofilm matrix, for industrial cleaning purposes. Gum arabic and pectin were the C-sources providing supernatants with better Pseudomonas fluorescens biofilm removal ability. Comparable efficiencies, however, could be achieved with different enzymes, suggesting attacks to alternative points or structures of the biofilm matrix.
Enzyme and Microbial Technology – Elsevier
Published: Dec 6, 2006
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