EVALUATION OF DIFFERENT MEDIA FOR FERMENTATIVE PRODUCTION OF BIOPIGMENTS USING YEAST CULTURESREEBA PANESAR, PARMJIT S. PANESAR AND MANAB B. BERA
In the present investigation, six different media were evaluated for the production of bio pigments using two yeast strains. The synthetic media based on glucose was compared with kinnow peel based media supplemented with different ingredients. The various combinations of chemical constituents as well as salts were added to the media to increase the biopigment production and minimize the cost of production process. The comparative studies indicated that Rhodotorula sp. MTCC 1446 has better potential for pigment production from kinnow peel based media. Further, taro leaves can be good supplement for pigment production to improve the economics of the process. The comparison of extraction methods indicated that acetone-ether extraction method was found to be better method than acid extraction method.
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