Immobilization-Based Bio-formulation of Aspergillus awamori S29 and Evaluation of Its Shelf Life and Re-usability in the Soil-Plant Experiment

Curr Microbiol. 2022 Apr 18;79(6):163. doi: 10.1007/s00284-022-02854-0.

ABSTRACT

The present study was an attempt to evaluate the bio-formulations of phosphate-solubilizing fungus Aspergillus awamori S29 using two economically viable carriers (calcium alginate and agar) in repeated batch fermentation. Further, the viable cell count under storage and response of these stored bio-formulations on the growth of wheat plants were studied at the end of 2, 4, and 6 months of incubation. Also, the response of these formulations in next season on pearl millet (bajra) was studied without further inoculation. In repeated batch fermentation assay, immobilized form performed significantly better than free form. The viability of fungal inoculant was 88.2% in calcium alginate-based bio-formulation after six months of storage. These bio-formulations showed not only a statistically significant increase in the growth of wheat crop in first season but also of pearl millet in next season. This work strengthens the re-usability potential of immobilized bio-formulations for next season crop.

PMID:35435528 | DOI:10.1007/s00284-022-02854-0

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