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Production of pullulan by Aureobasidium pullulans from Asian palm kernel: A novel substrate.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23218356     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Production of a commercially important biodegradable polymer, pullulan, by Aureobasidium pullulans from four agricultural wastes namely wheat bran, rice bran, coconut kernel and palm kernel was evaluated in solid state fermentation. Under the experimental conditions, palm kernel resulted in highest concentration of pullulan (16g/L) among the four solid substrates. Optimum initial pH and moisture content for pullulan production were found out to be 6.5 and 50% respectively. 18.43g/L of pullulan was produced from Asian palm kernel with initial pH 6.5 after 7 days of fermentation and yeast like morphology was predominant under this condition. Among different nitrogen sources tried in this study, yeast extract was found to the best. The pullulan produced from palm kernel was characterized by FTIR and (1)H NMR. The results were matching with that of commercial pullulan. Thus, Asian palm kernel appears to be an attractive low cost carbon source for the production of pullulan.
K R Sugumaran; E Gowthami; B Swathi; S Elakkiya; S N Srivastava; R Ravikumar; D Gowdhaman; V Ponnusami
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-10-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Carbohydrate polymers     Volume:  92     ISSN:  1879-1344     ISO Abbreviation:  Carbohydr Polym     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8307156     Medline TA:  Carbohydr Polym     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  697-703     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
School of Chemical and Biotechnology, SASTRA University, Thanjavur - 613401, Tamilnadu, India.
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