Leobardo Serrano-Carreón

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A direct comparison of a chromatography and an aqueous two-phase system (ATPS) processes for the partial purification of penicillin acylase (PA) produced by a recombinant strain of E. coli, was performed. An established chromatography process for the recovery of PA was selected as a model system and characterised for comparison with a developed ATPS(More)
AIMS To select Trichoderma strains for enhanced laccase production in Pleurotus ostreatus or Agaricus bisporus cultures. METHODS AND RESULTS Laccase production by P. ostreatus and A. bisporus was evaluated in liquid (axenic) and solid (dual cultures) malt extract medium. Oxidation of ABTS, DMP and syringaldazine was evaluated in order to assess the(More)
The understanding of the biosynthetic pathway of 6-pentyl-alpha-pyrone in Trichoderma species was achieved by using labelled linoleic acid or mevalonate as a tracer. Incubation of growing cultures of Trichoderma harzianum and T. viride with [U-C]linoleic acid or [5-C]sodium mevalonate revealed that both fungal strains were able to incorporate these labelled(More)
The final concentration of 6-pentyl-α-pyrone (6PP) produced in cultures of Trichoderma spp. is limited by the fact that inhibition of biomass growth occurs at 6PP concentrations as low as 100 mg/l. The aim of this work was to evaluate liquid-liquid extractive fermentation systems as an alternative to overcome the toxicity problems and to increase the(More)
Fluorescence microscopy and image analysis were evaluated in order to assess the viability of Trichoderma harzianum, an economically important filamentous fungus. After the evaluation of the two most commonly used fluorochromes, acridine orange (AO) and fluorescein diacetate (FDA) as metabolic indicator stains, AO gave ambiguous results and therefore FDA(More)
Bond Elut aminopropyl columns were used to purify the different lipid classes of Trichoderma harzianum and Trichoderma viride. This methodology permitted good separation of the fungal lipid classes in less time than traditional techniques. The incorporation of [1 (14)C]linoleic acid into neutral lipids, free fatty acids and phospholipids was quantified for(More)
This paper presents the evaluation of the potential use of aqueous two-phase systems (ATPS) for the recovery of 6-pentyl-alpha-pyrone (6PP) produced by Trichoderma harzianum. The partition behaviour of 6PP and Trichoderma harzianum mycelium (biomass) in polyethylene glycol (PEG)-salt (phosphate and sulphate) and PEG-dextran ATPS was investigated. The(More)
Laccases have great biotechnological potential in diverse industries as they catalyze the oxidation of a broad variety of chemical compounds. Production of laccases by basidiomycetes has been broadly studied as they secrete the enzymes, grow on cheap substrates, and they generally produce more than one isoenzyme (constitutive and/or inducible). Laccase(More)
6-Pentyl-α-pyrone (6PP) production by Trichoderma harzianum, in an extractive fermentation system, was elicitated by Rhizoctonia solani. The extent of 6PP elicitation was related to the state of Rhizoctonia and to the Trichoderma inoculum type. The use of non-viable Rhizoctonia solani mycelium in mycelium-inoculated Trichoderma harzianum culture, yielded(More)
The energy dissipation/circulation function (EDCF) is the product of the specific energy dissipation rate in the impeller swept volume (P/kD(3)) and the frequency of particle circulation (1/t(c)) through that volume. A direct relationship between mycelial fragmentation and EDCF has been reported. However, and although hyphal fragmentation is assumed to(More)