Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 10, Issue 9, pp 609–614 | Cite as

Astaxanthin formation by the yeastPhaffia rhodozyma on molasses

  • N. F. Haard


Phaffia rhodozyma grown on 7–10% B or C garde molasses contained 2 to 3 times more astaxanthin than reported earlier for this red yeast. Yield of astaxanthin with 10% molasses as fermentation substrate was 15.3 μg/ml which was about 3 times higher than with glucose and 2 times higher than with a sugar blend representative of the molasses.


Glucose Sugar Fermentation Organic Chemistry Bioorganic Chemistry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. F. Haard
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  1. 1.Department of Food Science and TechnologyInstitute of Marine Resources University of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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