Effects of growth morphology and time of harvesting on the chitosan yield of Absidia repens

@article{Davoust2004EffectsOG,
  title={Effects of growth morphology and time of harvesting on the chitosan yield of Absidia repens},
  author={Nils Davoust and Anders Persson},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  year={2004},
  volume={37},
  pages={572-575}
}
Absidia repens (CBS 102.32) was grown in a fermentor and the effects of growth morphology (due to different agitation) and harvest timing on chitosan yield were evaluated. The use of the titration rate as an on-line measure of growth rate was studied. Small pellets, 0.5 mm o.d. allowed the most efficient growth (highest growth rate and highest biomass yields from carbon and nitrogen sources) whereas growth as large pellets, 2–3 mm o.d., or as a viscous pulp exhibited limited growth. The… CONTINUE READING