GROWTH AND METAL REMOVAL BY NEUROSPORA CRASSA FROM MARINE WATER
Growth pattern of Neurospora crassa wild type has been studied in conditions of salinity. The growth was monitored in terms of colony diameter and hyphal elongation on surface culture and in terms of biomass production in submerged cultures and found that in submerged culture the fungus faced growth inhibition due to accumulation of secondary metabolites. Further, the fungus was tested for its ability to metal removal from marine water. Also, the fungus showed increase ability to remove or to take up strontium compared to calcium in prolonged incubation conditions.