Production of the glycopeptide antibiotic A40926 by Nonomuraea sp ATCC 39727: influence of medium composition in batch fermentation

Nina Gunnarsson, Per Bruheim, Jens Nielsen

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    Abstract

    Nonomuraea sp. ATCC 39727 is a novel actinomycete species and the producer of A40926, a glycopeptide antibiotic structurally similar to teichoplanin. In the present study, a defined minimal medium was designed for Nonomuraea fermentation. The influence of initial phosphate, glucose and ammonium concentrations on antibiotic productivity was investigated in batch fermentation and the effect of glucose limitation was studied in fed-batch fermentation. It was found that low initial concentrations of phosphate and ammonium are beneficial for A40926 production and that productivity is not enhanced during glucose limitation. Furthermore, the initiation of A40926 production was not governed by residual ammonium and phosphate concentrations, although the level of these nutrients strongly influenced A40926 production rates and final titers.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
    Volume30
    Issue number3
    Pages (from-to)150-156
    Publication statusPublished - 2003

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