Screening, Identification of a Marine Fungal Strain Producing Chitosanase
For the production of oligosaccharides from chitosan, chitosanase-producing strains were screened from local marine mud by clear zone formed on the chitosanase-detection agar (CDA) plate. More than 20 kinds of strains with clear zones on the CDA plates were obtained, including bacteria, actinomyces, and fungi. Among them a marine fungal strain N-8 was screened and chosen because of its prominent chitosanase activity. On the basis of the morphological characteristics and sequence analysis of 26S rDNA of strain N-8, the marine fungal strain N-8 was identified as the species Aspergillus flavus strain.
Jimmy (C.M.) Kao, Wen-Pei Sung and Ran Chen
G. R. Zu et al., "Screening, Identification of a Marine Fungal Strain Producing Chitosanase", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 581-582, pp. 1189-1192, 2012