Extracellular enzymatic activity of Fusarium section Liseola isolates

    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid

Abstract

Extracellular enzymatic activity of Fusarium species from section Liseola was determined by the Api-ZymR test, a semiquantitative method for assaying different cellular enzymes. This enzyme testing system was evaluated for possible use as a species identification aid. Twenty-two strains of Fusarium section Liseola were used: 8 of F. moniliforme, 6 of F. proliferatum, 6 of F. subglutinans and 2 of F. anthophilum. The optimal spore concentration was also determined for maximal activity in Api-ZymR assay. According to our findings, the species showed little difference in Api-ZymR enzymatic profiles, being not suitable for identification of these species. Only F. subglutinans and F. anthophilum showed a different enzymatic pattern.

Related Topics

    loading  Loading Related Articles