Enhanced camptothecin production by ethanol addition in the suspension culture of the endophyte, Fusarium solani.

Abstract

Ethanolic extract of a non-camptothecin producing plant, Catharanthus roseus when added in the suspension culture of the endophyte Fusarium solani known to produce camptothecin, resulted in enhanced production of camptothecin by 10.6-fold in comparison to that in control (2.8 μg/L). Interestingly, addition of pure ethanol (up to 5% v/v) in the suspension… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2014.12.106

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