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Title (Primary) Characterization of the surface hydrophobicity of filamentous fungi
Author Smits, T.H.M.; Wick, L.Y.; Harms, H.; Keel, C.
Journal Environmental Microbiology
Year 2003
Department UMB
Volume 5
Issue 2
Page From 85
Page To 91
Language englisch

A method for the quantitative analysis of the hydrophobicity of the mycelial mat of filamentous fungi based on contact angle measurements is presented. It was tested for a range of fungi belonging to the classes of basidiomycetes, ascomycetes and deuteromycetes. The measured contact angles of the mycelial mats ranged between hydrophilic (<30degrees) for the deuteromycetes Fusarium oxysporum Fo47 GUS1 and Trichoderma harzianum P1[pZEGA1] and hydrophobic (>60degrees) for the ascomycete Cladosporium sp. DSE48.1b and the basidiomycetes Paxillus involutus WSL 37.7, Hebeloma crustiliniforme WSL 6.2, Suillus bovinus WSL 48.1 and Laccaria bicolor WSL 73.1. For some fungi, variations in the hydrophobicity of the mycelium depending on the growth medium, the physiological state and the exposure to water were distinguished.

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Smits, T.H.M., Wick, L.Y., Harms, H., Keel, C. (2003):
Characterization of the surface hydrophobicity of filamentous fungi
Environ. Microbiol. 5 (2), 85 - 91