Process optimization for pectinase production by locally isolated fungal strain using submerged fermentation
Keywords:Pectinase, Aspergillus niger, Submerged fermentation, Wheat bran
The present study deals with the isolation screening and optimization of fungal strain for pectinase production. The fungal strains were isolated from different sources, including soil, fruits etc. Qualitative screening was performed on the basis of the pectin hydrolysis zone. While, quantitative screening was carried out employing submerged fermentation. Among all the strains the strains showing highest pectinolytic potential were selected identified and assigned the code Aspergillus niger ABT-5.The influence of different fermentation media on pectinase production was evaluated. The M5 medium containing 10g wheat bran, nutrient medium containing (g/l) of (NH4)2SO4 6.0, K2HPO4 6.0, KH2PO4 6.0, MgSO4.7H2O 0.1 gave the highest pectinase production. The other important physico chemical parameters including incubation period, temperature, and volume of media, size of inoculum, carbon and nitrogen sources were also optimized for pectinase production. The highest pectinase production (15.5U/ml) was obtained at 72h of incubation, pH 6, temperature 30°C, volume of media 50ml. Fructose and urea were designated as best carbon and nitrogen sources subsequently.
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