Influence of carbon source on pigment production by immobilized cultured cells of Lavandula vera

Hiroki Nakajima, Kenji Sonomoto, Fumihiko Sato, Kunihiro Ichimura, Yasuyuki Yamada, Atsuo Tanaka

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)330-333
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Fermentation and Bioengineering
Volume68
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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