A defined solid medium has been used to examine the responses of Aureobasidium pullulans, Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Sporobolomyces roseus to cadmium, copper and zinc. Experiments where aliquot volumes of metal salt solutions were added to wells in the centre of agar plates revealed marked differences between these organisms. The yeast‐like fungus A. pullulans was the least sensitive but S. cerevisiae was more sensitive to cadmium than zinc: the reverse was true for S. roseus. Quantitative data, which complemented the qualitative results, were obtained by measurement of metal concentrations in the plates.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Applied Bacteriology|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 1983|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology