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Growth and laccase production by Pleurotus ostreatus in submerged and solid-state fermentation

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Abstract

Pleurotus ostreatus showed atypical laccase production in submerged vs. solid-state fermentation. Cultures grown in submerged fermentation produced laccase at 13,000 U l−1, with a biomass production of 5.6 g l−1 and four laccase isoforms. However, cultures grown in solid-state fermentation had a much lower laccase activity of 2,430 U l−1, biomass production of 4.5 g l−1, and three laccase isoforms. These results show that P. ostreatus performs much better in submerged fermentation than in solid-state fermentation. This is the first report that shows such atypical behavior in the production of extracellular laccases by fungi.

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We thank Dr. A. L. Demain for critical reading of the manuscript and the Mexican Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) for supporting this research (Project No. 47396). M. Téllez-Téllez was supported by a CONACYT scholarship (No. 177867).

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Téllez-Téllez, M., Fernández, F.J., Montiel-González, A.M. et al. Growth and laccase production by Pleurotus ostreatus in submerged and solid-state fermentation. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 81, 675–679 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00253-008-1628-6

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Keywords

  • Enzymes
  • Fermentation
  • Laccases
  • Pleurotus