Fructooligosaccharide production by Penicillium expansum

Margarida B. Prata, Solange I. Mussatto, Ligia Rodrigues, Jose A. Teixeira

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Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) production by Penicillium expansum was evaluated. In a first stage, the best conditions for P. expansum growth and sporulation were established with potato/dextrose/agar being the most suitable medium at between 22 and 25°C, giving good growth and good sporulation. The inocula from this medium were used for FOS production using shake-flask cultures, and yielded 0.58 g FOS/g sucrose (3.25 g FOS/l.h), demonstrating the potential of this strain for sucrose conversion to FOS.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBiotechnology Letters
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)837-840
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


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