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Studies On Polyhydroxyalkanoates and Pigments Produced By Micrococcus Sp.

Veeramani, S. (2005) Studies On Polyhydroxyalkanoates and Pigments Produced By Micrococcus Sp. [Student Project Report]

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Additional Information: <p align="justify">The present study was aimed to study the PHA production by the native bacterial isolate. Based on the biochemical tests and microscopic observation, the isolate obtained was tentatively identified as Micrococcus sp. Interestingly this culture also producing red colour pigment.Optimization studies were carried out to improve the production of PHA by the isolate. The parameters selected were source of carbon, rate of inoculum, effect of initial pH, effect of fermentation temperature and effect of aeration. It was found that all these parameters have significant effect on the production of the PHA by the isolate. Of the carbon sources tested sucrose has yielded more PHA (20.4% of the dry weight of the biomass). Although glucose has resulted in more biomass, the rate of PHA production was very poor with only 8.46% of the dry weight of the biomass. Lactose and fructose have also supported good growth and PHA production.</p>
Uncontrolled Keywords: Polyhydroxyalkanoates Micrococcus
Subjects: 500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 04 Chemistry and Allied Sciences > 27 Polymer Chemistry
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 09 Food Microbiology
500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 07 Life Sciences > 04 Microbiology
Divisions: Food Microbiology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2005
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2011 09:25
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/164

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