Reinvestigation of Brevibacterium sp. Strain KY-4313 as a Source of Canthaxanthin.

  title={Reinvestigation of Brevibacterium sp. Strain KY-4313 as a Source of Canthaxanthin.},
  author={H. J. C. F. Nelis and A P De leenheer},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={55 10},
The hydrocarbon-utilizing Brevibacterium sp. strain KY-4313 was reevaluated for its potential to produce canthaxanthin, a carotenoid pigment of strong commercial interest. Three approaches were used to optimize the canthaxanthin yield from this organism, i.e., the preparation of mutants, the addition of supposedly carotenogenic chemicals to the growth medium, and growth promotion. Following treatment of the parent strain with N-nitrosomethylurea, a presumed mutant was isolated which showed a 32… CONTINUE READING


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