A Temperature-Shift Strategy in Batch Monascus Yellow Pigments Fermentation


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According to the results of the single temperature on Monascus anka mutant growth and monascus yellow pigments production in this paper, two stages in the fermentation temperature control strategy has been operated as following: the temperature was 34°C to improve the Monascus growth before culture 48 hour and then 32°C was carried out to improve theItalic text yellow pigments production. The results demonstrated that two stages temperature control at 96 hours, the yield of monascus yellow pigments can arrive 164.51 OD units, it was 180.35%, 2165.48%, 107.66%, 5.76%, 33.23%, 36.74% higher than that of 26°C, 28°C, 30°C, 32°C, 34°C, 36°C fermentation, respectively. The maximum specific growth rate(µ) and the maximum specific production rate of yellow pigments( qy) could arrive 0.0528 h-1 and 0.404 OD.g-1.h-1, and it was 5.30% and 3.22% higher than that of 34°C and 32°C, respectively. The specific production rate of yellow pigments was varied from 0.2 OD.g-1.h-1 to 0.4 OD.g-1.h-1 in whole fermentation. Two stage temperature control strategy could improve the yellow pigments production, increase µ and and short the culture time.



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 550-553)

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Zili Liu, Feng Peng and Xiaoguo Liu




B. Zhou and J. J. Kang, "A Temperature-Shift Strategy in Batch Monascus Yellow Pigments Fermentation", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 550-553, pp. 1327-1335, 2012

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July 2012




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