Folia Microbiologica

, Volume 32, Issue 1, pp 35–41 | Cite as

Hereditary bleaching ofEuglena gracilis affected by 3-(5-nitro-2-furyl)acrylic acid

  • P. Siekel
  • M. Mačor
  • L. Ebringer
  • L. Guller


Light and elevated incubation temperature were found to be involved in the ability of four nitrofurans to cause the hereditary bleaching effect inEuglena gracilis. The enzyme activation by S9 mix also played a significant role in the case of 3-(5-nitro-2-furyl)acrylic acid. When using the combination of the above factors the most pronounced hereditary bleaching was reached.


Acrylic Acid Nitrofuran Bleaching Activity Nitrofurazone Furaldehyde 
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© Institute of Microbiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Siekel
    • 1
  • M. Mačor
    • 1
  • L. Ebringer
    • 1
  • L. Guller
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Molecular and Subcellulur BiologyComenius UniversityBratislavaCzechoslovakia

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