Academic article

A high-throughput microcultivation protocol for FTIR spectroscopic characterization and identification of fungi

Shapaval, Volha; Møretrø, Trond; Suso, Henri-Pierre; Åsli, Anette Wold; Schmitt, Jurgen; Lillehaug, Dag; Martens, Harald; Böcker, Ulrike; Kohler, Achim

Publication details

Journal: Journal of Biophotonics, vol. 3, p. 512–521–10, 2010

Issue: 8-9

International Standard Numbers:
Printed: 1864-063X
Electronic: 1864-0648

Open Access: none


spectroscopic biomarkers for differentiation of fungi by FTIR. The influence of different growth times on the ability of species discrimination by FTIR spectroscopy was investigated, and an optimal separation of all five genera was observed after five days of growth. This work presents a novel concept for high-throughput cultivation of fungi for FTIR spectroscopy that enables characterization or identification of hundreds of strains per day.