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Production of Lovastatin in Solid Culture

고체 배양법에 의한 Lovastatin생산

  • Published : 2004.03.01

Abstract

Cultivation conditions for overproduction of lovastatins were investigated from the lovastatin producing strain N-03 which was obtained with NTG (N-methyl-N'-nitro-nitrosoguanidine) treatment from Aspergiliu ferrous ATCC 20542. Produced lactone and acid form of lovastatin were detected, and analyzed by HPLC method. In liquid culture, medium No. 2 containing soy protein produced higher amounts of the lovastatins than medium No. 1 (contained rapeseed oil). In solid culture, maximum production was obtained at 28$^{\circ}C$ for 15 days cultivation using cooked wheat bran. For the overproduction of lovastatin from this strain, solid culture method using plastic bag is more superior than liquid culture.

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