Kojic acid : applications and development of fermentation process for production

Mohamad, Rosfarizan and Mohamed, Mohd Shamzi and Suhaili, Nurashikin and Mohd Salleh, Madihah and Ariff, Arbakariya (2010) Kojic acid : applications and development of fermentation process for production. Biotechnology and Molecular Biology, 5 (2 ). pp. 24-37. ISSN 1538-2273

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Abstract

Kojic acid, 5-hydroxy-2-hydroxymethyl-g-pyrone, has many potential industrial applications. In this review, the properties and diverse applications of kojic acid in industries are described. The review also discusses the advance in kojic acid fermentation, focusing on the process development in microorganisms and strain selection, medium and culture optimization, as well as fermentation modes for commercially viable industrial scale production. The performances of various fermentation techniques that have been applied for the production of kojic acid are compared, while the advantages and disadvantages of each technique are discussed in this paper.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Kojic acid; Mild antibiotic; Anti-browning agent; Tyrosinase inhibitor; Surmerged fermentation; Resuspended cell system; Surface culture
Subject:Acids
Subject:Fermentation
Subject:Microbiological Techniques
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences
Publisher:Academic Journals
ID Code:15400
Deposited By: Nida Hidayati Ghazali
Deposited On:16 Aug 2012 01:52
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