Tsung Min Kuo

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Twenty-seven Yarrowia lipolytica strains as well as five strains from three other species of the Yarrowia clade (Aciculoconidium aculeatum, andida hispaniensis and Candida bentonensis) were screened for citric acid production with pure glycerol as the carbon source. The cultures were rown under nitrogen-limited conditions. None of the non-Yarrowia strains(More)
A bacterial isolate, Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PR3), has been reported to produce a new compound, 7,10,12-trihydroxy-8(E)-octadecenoic acid (TOD), from ricinoleic acid (Kuo TM, LK Manthey and CT Hou. 1998. J Am Oil Chem Soc 75: 875–879). The reaction is unique in that it involves an introduction of two additional hydroxyl groups at carbon 7 and 10 and a(More)
Glycerol is a major by-product from biodiesel production, and developing new uses for glycerol is imperative to overall economics and sustainability of the biodiesel industry. With the aim of producing xylitol and/or arabitol as the value-added products from glycerol, 214 yeast strains, many osmotolerant, were first screened in this study. No strains were(More)
Eighteen Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains were examined for their ability to convert oleic acid to produce 10-hydroxy-8(E)-octadecenoic acid (HOD), which was structurally confirmed by GC-MS, NMR, and FTIR. There were no substantial amounts of other new compounds found in the fermentation broths in addition to HOD and 7,10-dihydroxy-8(E)-octadecenoic acid(More)
PseudozymaantarcticaNRRL Y-7808 was found to produce itaconic acid from glucose and other sugars under nitrogen-limited growth conditions. Other Pseudozyma strains screened, including a second strain of P. antarctica, did not produce this product; therefore itaconic acid production is not a common trait of the genus. Glucose and fructose were the most(More)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa PR3 (NRRL B-18602) converts oleic acid to a novel compound, 7,10-dihydroxy-8(E)-octadecenoic acid (DOD). Parameters that included medium volume, cell growth time, gyration speed, pH, substrate concentration, and dissolved oxygen concentration were evaluated for a scale-up production of DOD in batch cultures using Fernbach flasks and a(More)
Sugar metabolism in kernels of starch-deficient endosperm mutants of maize (Zea mays L.) was examined to determine how single locus mutations of carbohydrate metabolism affect carbohydrate metabolism as a whole. Activities of 14 enyzmes were measured in extracts from endosperms from isogenic lines of normal, shrunken, shrunken-2, shrunken-4, brittle-1, and(More)
OBJECTIVE Our aim was to examine the relationship between the levels of cytokines in peritoneal fluid and its embryo toxicity. STUDY DESIGN The levels of interleukin-1 and tumor necrosis factor were measured in peritoneal fluid from infertile women who did not have endometriosis (n = 21), who had untreated endometriosis (n = 19), and who had undergone(More)
The production and its potential use of a novel trihydroxy unsaturated fatty acid, 7,10,12-trihydroxy-8(E)-octadecenoic acid (TOD), were investigated. TOD was formed by Pseudomonas aeruginosa PR3 (NRRL B-18602) in a culture supplied with exogenous ricinoleic acid. The yield of TOD production was always higher in a rich culture medium than in minimal(More)
Bacillus sphaericus species are mesophilic round-spored organisms that readily utilize fatty acid-based surfactants during growth, but their ability to modify fatty acids is unknown. Among 57 B. sphaericus-like strains tested for fatty acid transformation activity in Wallen fermentation (WF) medium, ten converted oleic acid to a new product determined by(More)