| || Utilization of Fatliquors by Fungi
Author : Sharma, K.D. ;Sharma, O.P.
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:30(2) ; 1980 ; pp 93-94
Subject : 58 Botany
Keywords : Trichoderma ;Raw fish oil;Fungi isolated
Abstract : Twenty five fungi isolated from deteriorated finished leathers have been tested to know their relative capacity to utilize the fatliquors viz., raw fish oil, castor oil, fish oil (sulphated), spindle oil turkey red oil and coconut oil. All these fatty substances supported the growth of all the fungi except a few species of Aspergillus, Trichoderma and Drechslera which showed moderate growth. The studies support the contention that fatliquors initially provide a substrate for the growth of fungi on finished leather and its products.