Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 10, Issue 5, pp 347–350 | Cite as

Influence of different carbon sources on growth, lipid content and fatty acid composition in four strains belonging to mucorales

  • J. Sajbidor
  • M. Certík
  • S. Dobroňová
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Summary

Mucor mucedo, Mucor plumbeus, Mortierella ramanniana and Rhizopus arrhizus were tested for growth, lipid production and fatty acid composition on maltose, lactose, glucose, soluble starch and sodium acetate as a sole carbon source. A comparison of lipid production and fatty acid composition of tested strains showed, that glucose and maltose provided fat with a large proportion of saturated fatty acids and lactose, glycerol or starch gave unsaturated lipid with a high content of γ-linolenic acid.

Keywords

Glucose Lipid Acetate Starch Glycerol 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Sajbidor
    • 1
  • M. Certík
    • 1
  • S. Dobroňová
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biochemical Technology, Chemical FacultySlovak Polytechnical UniversityBratislavaCzechoslovakia

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