Inulinase synthesis from a mesophilic culture in submerged cultivation
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A newly isolated mesophilic bacterial strain from dahlia rhizosphere, identified as Staphylococcus sp. and designated as RRL-M-5, was evaluated for inulinase synthesis in submerged cultivation using different carbon sources individually or in combination with inulin as substrate. Inulin appeared as the most favorable substrate at a 0.5–1.0% concentration. Media pH influenced the enzyme synthesis by the bacterial strain, which showed an optimum pH at 7.0–7.5. Supplementation of fermentation medium with external nitrogen (organic and inorganic) showed a mixed impact on bacterial activity of enzyme synthesis. The addition of soybean meal and corn steep solid resulted in about an 11% increase in enzyme titers. Among inorganic nitrogen sources, ammonium sulfate was found to be the most suitable. Maximum enzyme activities (446 U/L) were obtained when fermentation was carried out at 30°C for 24 h with a medium containing 0.5% inulin as a sole carbon source and 0.5% soybean meal as the nitrogen source. Bacterial inulinase could be a good source for the hydrolysis of inulin for the production of d-fructose.
Index EntriesInulinase mesophilic bacteria inulin submerged fermentation carbon and nitrogen sources
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