Studies on the optimal culture conditions of Aureobasidium pullulans to produce exopolysaccharides


In the current study, in order to change the permeability of cell membrane and solve the problem of linked group of fungi mycelium, the method of adjusting osmotic pressure of medium and adding tween-80 was established. The utilized strain with relatively high exopolysaccharide (EPS) yield and low pigment level was obtained after the rejuvenation and sifting of long-preserved Aureobasidium pullulans strain. The optimal proportion of substrate was determined by means of orthogonal test. The transformation ratio of EPS was increased by 10% - 20% and the pigment content was greatly reduced. The fermenting liquor is between creamy white and pale yellow, and the white primary product can be gained without decolourization step. Furthermore, to magnify to 5 L bioreactor can get the similar result.

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Ma, J. , Jiang, G. , Yao, S. , Jin, H. and Wang, C. (2012) Studies on the optimal culture conditions of Aureobasidium pullulans to produce exopolysaccharides. Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering, 5, 203-207. doi: 10.4236/jbise.2012.54027.

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