Electronic Journal of Biotechnology ISSN: 0717-3458
  © 2008 by Universidad Católica de Valparaíso -- Chile
Vol. 11 No. 2, Issue of April 15, 2008
 


Table 2. Mean values of the increase of mycelial weights for strains D1 and D2 of Descolea antarctica cultured in malt broth at different pH levels.


Strains

pH

DW (g)

IMW (g)

 

4

0.11 ± 0.0033 h

0.06 ± 0.0033 i

 

5

0.31 ± 0.0058 f

0.26 ± 0.0067 f

 

6

0.29 ± 0.0033 f

0.24 ± 0.0058 f

 

7

1.02 ± 0.0033 a

0.97 ± 0.0133 a

D1

8

0.67 ± 0.0058 b

0.62 ± 0.0088 c

 

9

0.97 ± 0.0067 a

0.92 ± 0.0067 b

 

10

0.53 ± 0.0088 d

0.48 ± 0.008 d

 

11

0.58 ± 0.0033 c

0.09 ± 0.0033 i

 

Control = pH 5.5

0.29 ± 0.0033 f

0.24 ± 0.0033 f

 

4

0.35 ± 0.0058 e

0.34 ± 0.0058 e

 

5

0.20 ± 0.0033 g

0.19 ± 0.0033 g

 

6

0.35 ± 0.0033 e

0.34 ± 0.0033 e

 

7

0.31 ± 0.0033 f

0.30 ± 0.0033 e

D2

8

0.11 ± 0.0067 h

0.10 ± 0.0033 hi

 

9

0.18 ± 0.0058 g

0.17 ± 0.0067 g

 

10

0.15 ± 0.0067 gh

0.14 ± 0.0058 h

 

11

0.13 ± 0.0100 h

0.12 ± 0.0100 h

 

Control = pH 5.5

0.33 ± 0.0033 e

0.32 ± 0.0033 e

DW: mycelial dry weight; IMW: increase of mycelial weight. Values with different letters in a column differ significantly from one another (p ≤ 0.05). n = 54.


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