Heterotrophic production of ascorbic acid by microalgae

An aerobic fermentation process has been developed for the production of L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C). After an extensive screening program for microorganisms capable of heterotrophically synthesizing L-ascorbic acid, a unicellular green microalga,Chlorella pyrenoidosa, was selected. This organism has a number of characteristics that recommend it as an… CONTINUE READING