Euglena gracilis Z is one of the few microorganisms which simultaneously produces antioxidant vitamins such as β-carotene and vitamins C and E. Photoheterotrophically cultured E. gracilis Z produced larger levels of biomass but with a lower content of antioxidant vitamins than photoautotrophically grown cultures. For efficient production of these vitamins, a two-step culture was performed. Cells were grown photoheterotrophically and then transferred to photoautotrophic conditions. When E. gracilis Z cells were grown in fed-batch culture under photoheterotrophic conditions, their density reached 19 g/L after 145 h. Subsequent transfer of these cells to photoautotrophic conditions increased vitamin content, enhancing the total vitamin yields, which were 71.0 mg/L of β-carotene, 30.1 mg/L of vitamin E, and 86.5 mg/L of vitamin C.
|ジャーナル||Biotechnology and bioengineering|
|出版ステータス||Published - 1997 1 20|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology