Decolorization and degradation of malachite green by Aspergillus flavus and Alternaria solani
AbstractBioremediation using a variety of microbes for the degradation of xenobiotics seems a green solution to the problem of environmental pollution. Microbes have been gifted by nature with the ability of
degrading a wide spectrum of environmental pollutants. Different fungi have the potentials to degrade complex and recalcitrant organic compounds into simpler fragments; sometimes achieving complete mineralization. In this work, we have investigated the decolorization and degradation of a
triphenylmethane dye, malachite green by two fungal microorganisms, Aspergillus flavus and Alternaria solani. Both the species were able to decolorize different concentrations of malachite green (10 to 50
µM) almost completely (> 96 %) within 6 days.