Microbial production of extra-cellular phytase using polystyrene as inert solid support

Pinky Gautam, A. Sabu, Ashok Pandey, George Szakacs, Carlos R. Soccol

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Abstract

Aspergillus ficuum TUB F-1165 and Rhizopus oligosporus TUB F-1166 produced extra-cellular phytase during solid-state fermentation (SSF) using polystyrene as inert support. Maximal enzyme production (10.07 U/g dry substrate (U/gds) for A. ficuum and 4.52 U/gds for R. oligosporus) was observed when SSF was carried out with substrate pH 6.0 and moisture 58.3%, incubation temperature 30 °C, inoculum size of 1.3×107 spores/5 g substrate, for 72 h for A. ficuum and with substrate pH 7.0 and moisture 58.3%, incubation temperature 30 °C, inoculum size of 1×106 spores/5 g substrate for 96 h for R. oligosporus. Results indicated scope for production of phytase using polystyrene as inert support.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-233
Number of pages5
JournalBioresource Technology
Volume83
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 20 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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