Cadmium(II) removal by a hyperaccumulator fungus Phoma sp. F2 isolated from blende soil.

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A cadmium(II)-resistant fungus, strain F2, isolated from blende soil was identified as Phoma sp. by morphological study and internal transcribed spacer sequencing. This strain could accumulate 280 mg of Cd(II)/g dry weight mycelium. In liquid medium containing 163.8 mg Cd(II)/L, 96% of Cd(II) was removed by the actively growing mycelium. In addition, both oven-dried and lyophilized mycelium could effectively adsorb Cd(II). There were removed 91% and 46.2% of Cd(II) from 51.6 mg Cd(II)/L solution by lyophilized biomass and oven-dried biomass respectively. Transmission electron microscopy and energy-dispersive X-ray analysis showed the accumulation of Cd(II) in the mycelium cell walls. Our results demonstrated that Phoma sp. F2 was a hyperaccumulator for the removal of Cd(II) from contaminated soil and water.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yuan, H; Li, Z; Ying, J; Wang, E

Published Date

  • September 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 55 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 223 - 227

PubMed ID

  • 17657529

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0343-8651

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s00284-007-0088-z


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States