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Cyclic voltammetric measurements of growth of Aspergillus terreus

Subrahmanyam, Sreenath and Kodandapani, Narendran and Shanmugam, Kumaran and Moovarkumuthalvan, Karunakaran and Jeyakumar, D and Subramanian, TV (2001) Cyclic voltammetric measurements of growth of Aspergillus terreus. In: Analytical Sciences, 17 (4). pp. 481-484.

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Abstract

A detailed study using the cyclic voltammogram was done on the live cells of Aspergillus terreus. The peak current values were obtained for different days of growth and plotted against time. The response of cyclic voltammogram showed the phases of the growth of the fungus. The growth curve obtained matched well with the conventional methodology, which assesses the increase of dry weight of the organisms against time. The electrochemical method is more advantageous because it is easy to assess and consumes less time. Further the electrochemical method clearly shows the decline phase which is generally not very defined in the conventional method of assessment of the growth curve. It was confirmed by further experiments that the metabolites were responsible for the anodic peak and not the biomass. Further work is in progress in order to analyze the metabolite(s) that is/are responsible for the anodic peak.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to The Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2008 11:05
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:53
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/16806

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