Scanning electron microscopy of wool fibre degradation by Streptomyces bacteria

Author: D. Brady, J.R. Duncan, R.H.M. Cross and A.E. Russell
Year: 1990
Issue: 3
Volume: 20
Page: 136 - 140

Various strains of Streptomyces bacteria were found to be capable of degrading Merino wool when incubated together in a basal salts medium for extended periods. There was a decrease in filterable solids in the cultures as a result of bacterial action. Scanning electron micrographs of the process of wool fibre degradation are presented.



Keywords: Degradation. Streptomyces, wool fibre
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