[Screening and condition optimization of a strain for efficiently biotransformation of saponins in Dioscorea zingiberensis into diosgenin].

@article{Zhang2013ScreeningAC,
  title={[Screening and condition optimization of a strain for efficiently biotransformation of saponins in Dioscorea zingiberensis into diosgenin].},
  author={Jiajia Zhang and Hui Li and Heng Li and Zhenming Lu and Jinsong Shi and Zhenghong Xu},
  journal={Sheng wu gong cheng xue bao = Chinese journal of biotechnology},
  year={2013},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={848-52}
}
Diosgenin is an important raw material in steroid hormone and widely used in pharmaceutical industry. The traditional method for diosgenin production is acidolysis, which causes serious pollution. In order to obtain a cleaner and more efficient approach of diosgenin production, a strain of Gibberella intermedia WX12 (the sexual stage of Fusarium proliferatum) was screened from the strains deposited in our laboratory. This strain converted saponins in Dioscorea zingiberensis C.H. Wright (DZW… CONTINUE READING