Optimization of medium and cultivation conditions for alkaline protease production by the marine yeast Aureobasidium pullulans.

A yeast strain, Aureobasidium pullulans, which could produce the high yield of protease was isolated from sediment of saltern in Qingdao, China. Maximum production of enzyme (623.1 U/mg protein; 7.2 U/ml) was obtained in a medium containing 2.5 g soluble starch and 2.0 g NaNO(3), 100ml seawater, initial pH 6.0, after fermentation at 24.5 degrees C for 30 h… (More)