Mould Lipase: Effect of Addition of Vitamins and Sterol to the Cake Medium on the Growth and the Activity of the Lipolytic Mould

@article{Ramakrishnan1951MouldLE,
  title={Mould Lipase: Effect of Addition of Vitamins and Sterol to the Cake Medium on the Growth and the Activity of the Lipolytic Mould},
  author={C. Ramakrishnan and B. N. Banerjee},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1951},
  volume={168},
  pages={917-918}
}
WE have isolated a strain of Aspergillus niger from the castor bean which shows high lipolytic activity. We have found that this lipolytic strain grows well in a cake medium containing 15 per cent oil-free groundnut cake, 10 per cent fresh groundnut oil and 200 c.c. water, adjusted to pH 4.2 and incubated at 35° C. for four days. The effect of addition of substances like vitamin B1 (vitamin B2, ascorbic acid, α-tocopherol, digitonin and cholesterol to the cake medium on the activity of the…