Biodegradation of cyanide by a white rot fungus, Trametes versicolor

Cabuk A., Unal A. T., Kolankaya N.

BIOTECHNOLOGY LETTERS, vol.28, no.16, pp.1313-1317, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 16
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10529-006-9090-y
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1313-1317
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: No


The cyanide degradation abilities of three white rot fungi, Trametes versicolor ATCC 200801, Phanerochaete chrysosporium ME 496 and Pleurotus sajor-caju, were examined. T. versicolor was the most effective with 0.35 g dry cell/100 ml degrading 2 mM KCN (130 mg/l) over 42 h, at 30 degrees C, pH 10.5 with stirring at 150 rpm.