Biotransformation of (−)-pinene by Aspergillus niger ATCC 9642
Source: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Volume 123, Numbers 1-3, March 2005 , pp. 837-844(8)
Publisher: Humana Press
Abstract:The main objective of this work was to investigate the biotransformations of (−)α-pinene, (−)-pinene, and (+) limonene by Aspergillus niger ATCC 9642. The culture conditions involved—concentration of cosolvent (EtOH), substrate applied, and sequential addition of substrates—were investigated. Adaptation of the precultures with small amounts of substrate was also studied. The experiments were performed in conical flasks with liquid cultures. This strain of A. niger was able to convert only (−)-pinene into α-terpineol. An optimum conversion of (−)-pinene into α-terpineol of about 4% was obtained when the substrate was applied as a diluted solution in EtOH and sequential addition of substrate was used.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Department of Biochemistry, Instituto de Química, UFRJ, CT, Bloco A, Lab 641, 21945-970, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, 2: Department of Food Engineering, URJ, Campus de Erechim, Av. Sete de Setembro, 1621, 99700-000, Erechim, RS, Brazil, Email: email@example.com 3: Department of Food Engineering, URJ, Campus de Erechim, Av. Sete de Setembro, 1621, 99700-000, Erechim, RS, Brazil,
Publication date: March 2005