Product Code TM 708
Saprophytic fungi are the largest group of fungi, which grow on dead organic matter such as fallen trees, cow patties, dead leaves, and even dead insects and animals. These fungi have enzymes that work to ?rot? or ?digest? the cellulose and lignin found in the organic matter, with the lignin being an important source of carbon for many organisms. Penicillium, commonly known as ?bread mould?, is a saprophytic fungus that has various industrial applications both in food and environment. Czapek Malt Agar is used for isolation, detection and cultivation of saprophytic fungi, yeasts and moulds, mainly for Penicillium.
For isolation, detection and cultivation of saprophytic fungi, yeasts and moulds