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Growth and lovastatin production by Aspergillus terreus under different carbohyrates as carbon sources


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Abd Rahim, Muhamad Hafiz and Harith, Hanis Hazeera and Montoya, Alejandro and Abbas, Ali (2017) Growth and lovastatin production by Aspergillus terreus under different carbohyrates as carbon sources. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, 10. pp. 379-385. ISSN 1878-8181

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Carbon source is a key component of metabolites synthesis in microorganisms. This work examined the effects of selected carbon sources in the form of carbohydrates, on the growth of Aspergillus terreus ATCC 20542 and the production of lovastatin. Slowly metabolised carbohydrates, such as D-galactose (consumption rate, r=3.11), produced a high microbial biomass, XFINAL (9.44 g/L) compared to other carbohydrates, but with a low biomass yield coefficient (YLOV/X=1.68). In contrast, D-ribose (YLOV/X=) which showed moderate biomass growth (XFINAL=8.78 g/L) and consumption rate (r=5.44 g/day), produced the highest lovastatin amount (51.81 mg/L, day 6). These indicate little correlation between biomass growth and lovastatin production. Notably, culture consisting of pellets with short hairy surface feature is associated with enhanced lovastatin production. Our findings suggest that the production of lovastatin by Aspergillus terreus is highly influenced by the choice of carbohydrates that will shape the pellet morphology rather than the rate of carbohydrates metabolism.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Food Science and Technology
Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bcab.2017.04.011
Publisher: Elsevier
Keywords: Aspergillus terreus; Carbon source; Lovastatin; Fermentation; Filamentous fungi
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2019 14:25
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2019 14:25
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/61989
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