Table 1: Chitinase and chitosanase activity of the fungal isolates screened from soil samples.

Isolate numberName of the fungusActivity in dot assays
ChitinaseChitosanase

1Fusarium sp.+
2Unidentified+
3Penicillium sp.++
4Aspergillus sp.+
5Acremonium sp.
6Cladosporium sp.++
7Cladosporium sp.+
8Aureobasidium pullulans +
9Aureobasidium pullulans +
10Unidentified++
11Unidentified+
12Unidentified+
13Unidentified+
14Aspergillus sp.
15Curvularia sp.
16Unidentified
17Aspergillus sp.++
18Aspergillus niger ++
19Sporormiella intermedia
20Cladosporium cladosporioides +
21Drechslera sp.++
22Drechslera sp.+
23Aspergillus sp.+
24Acremonium sp.++
25Unidentified+

Glycol-chitin and chitosan DA 36% were used as substrates to detect chitinase and chitosanase activity, respectively; + = positive; − = negative.