A portion of glucose yielded through hydrolysis of sucrose was consumed by immobilized cultured cells of Lavandula vera for pigment production when sucrose was employed as a carbon source under the limitation of nitrogen sources. Glucose was readily incorporated into the immobilized cells for pigment production, while the uptake of fructose was delayed compared with that of glucose. This time lag of fructose uptake resulted in the delayed induction of pigment production. Use of glucose as a carbon source accelerated pigment production and increased pigment productivity in successive batches of the incubation.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology