Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 411–416

Single-cell protein of Rhodotorula sp. Y-38 from ethanol, acetic acid and acetaldehyde

  • Yeehn Yech

DOI: 10.1007/BF00143462

Cite this article as:
Yech, Y. Biotechnol Lett (1996) 18: 411. doi:10.1007/BF00143462


Continuous cultivation of Rhodotorula sp. Y-38 was carried out on ethanol, acetic acid or acetaldehyde. At a feed concentration of 1.0 % (w/v) ethanol, the cell yield of 64 g/100 g ethanol and crude protein of 52 g/100 g biomass were obtained at D=0.5 h-1. The respective value of the content of amino acids and nucleic acids was 42.6 and 9.4 g/100 g biomass. At 2.0 % (w/v) acetic acid, cell yield was found to be 50 g/100 g acetic acid at D=0.4 h-1. The optimum dilution rate ranged between 0.3 and 0.4 h-1. At 0.05 % (w/v) acetaldehyde, the maximum cell yield was obtained at D=0.14 h-1.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yeehn Yech
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  1. 1.Institute of Basic SciencesInje UniversityKimhaeKorea