Accession Number : AD0714134

Title :   Effect of Microelements on Cellulose Decomposition by Fungi (Vliyanie Mikroelementov na Razlozhenie Tsellyulozy Gribami),

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Naplekova,N. N.

Report Date : 04 SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Microelements (Manganese, molybdenum, boron, copper) stimulate the process of cellulose decomposition for some microscopic fungi and increase their enzymatic activity. The effect of microelements is dependent on their concentration in the medium. Fungi which destroy cellulose react selectively to microelements. The most intensive biological immobilization by fungi is for boron and manganese; this makes it possible to consider these elements to be biophilic. The ratio between the quantity of nitrogen used by fungi and the quantity of cellulose destroyed by them is usually specific for each species and varies little under different environmental conditions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CELLULOSE, *FUNGUS DETERIORATION), ENZYMES, SELECTION, BORON, MANGANESE, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, ENVIRONMENT, USSR

Subject Categories : Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE