OPTIMIZATION OF CULTURAL CONDITIONS FOR THE PROPAGATION OF
GLIOCLADIUM VIRIDE ZIC2063 AS POTENTIAL BIOSORBENT
Arifa Tahir1, Sidra Zahid1, Bushra Mateen1, Tasnim Farasat1, Tahira Mughal2
1. Environmental Science Department, Lahore College for Women University Lahore, Pakistan
2. Botany Department, Lahore College for Women University Lahore, Pakistan
Keywords: Gliocladium viride, Biosorbant, Culture
In the present study, the propagation of a newly isolated Gliocladium viride ZIC2063 for
maximum mycelium formation is checked. This is the first report on the optimization of
Gliocladium viride ZIC2063 cultural conditions to get high mycelium concentrations that is to
be used in further biosorption process. The mould mycelium was exploited as biosorbent. The
present study was designed to optimize culture medium and other cultural conditions (pH,
temperature, incubation time, inoculum age and size) for the growth of fungal culture as
biosorbent. The amount of mycelium was doubled due to optimization. The Gliocladium
viride ZIC2063, being high chromium resistant, thermostable and acid stable, can find
application in the treatment of tanning effluent of leather industry and combating
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