Next Article in Journal
Fluorimetric Detection of Single Pathogenic Bacterium in Milk and Sewage Water Using pH-Sensitive Fluorescent Carbon Dots and MALDI-TOF MS
Next Article in Special Issue
High-Level Production of Bacteriotoxic Phospholipase A1 in Bacterial Host Pseudomonas fluorescens via ABC Transporter-Mediated Secretion and Inducible Expression
Previous Article in Journal
Ribavirin as a First Treatment Approach for Hepatitis E Virus Infection in Transplant Recipient Patients
Previous Article in Special Issue
Molecular Biomarkers and Influential Factors of Denitrification in a Full-Scale Biological Nitrogen Removal Plant

Macroalgae Derived Fungi Have High Abilities to Degrade Algal Polymers

Fungal Physiology, Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute & Fungal Molecular Physiology, Utrecht University, Uppsalalaan 8, 3584 CT Utrecht, The Netherlands
NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Landsdiep 4, 1797 SZ ′t Horntje, The Netherlands
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Microorganisms 2020, 8(1), 52;
Received: 22 November 2019 / Revised: 13 December 2019 / Accepted: 26 December 2019 / Published: 26 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Advances in Applied Microbiology)
Marine fungi associated with macroalgae are an ecologically important group that have a strong potential for industrial applications. In this study, twenty-two marine fungi isolated from the brown seaweed Fucus sp. were examined for their abilities to produce algal and plant biomass degrading enzymes. Growth of these isolates on brown and green algal biomass revealed a good growth, but no preference for any specific algae. Based on the analysis of enzymatic activities, macroalgae derived fungi were able to produce algae specific and (hemi-)cellulose degrading enzymes both on algal and plant biomass. However, the production of algae specific activities was lower than the production of cellulases and xylanases. These data revealed the presence of different enzymatic approaches for the degradation of algal biomass by macroalgae derived fungi. In addition, the results of the present study indicate our poor understanding of the enzymes involved in algal biomass degradation and the mechanisms of algal carbon source utilization by marine derived fungi. View Full-Text
Keywords: seaweed biomass; enzymes; algal polysaccharides; marine fungi seaweed biomass; enzymes; algal polysaccharides; marine fungi
Show Figures

Graphical abstract

MDPI and ACS Style

Patyshakuliyeva, A.; Falkoski, D.L.; Wiebenga, A.; Timmermans, K.; de Vries, R.P. Macroalgae Derived Fungi Have High Abilities to Degrade Algal Polymers. Microorganisms 2020, 8, 52.

AMA Style

Patyshakuliyeva A, Falkoski DL, Wiebenga A, Timmermans K, de Vries RP. Macroalgae Derived Fungi Have High Abilities to Degrade Algal Polymers. Microorganisms. 2020; 8(1):52.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Patyshakuliyeva, Aleksandrina, Daniel L. Falkoski, Ad Wiebenga, Klaas Timmermans, and Ronald P. de Vries. 2020. "Macroalgae Derived Fungi Have High Abilities to Degrade Algal Polymers" Microorganisms 8, no. 1: 52.

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

Back to TopTop