Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 131–134 | Cite as

Solid-state cultivation ofPenicillium capsulatum on beet pulp

  • P. J. Considine
  • T. J. Hackett
  • M. P. Coughlan


Extracellular enzyme production byP. capsulatum during solid-state fermentation on beet pulp is maximal at 30°C with initial moisture contents of 60–75% and when growth medium is supplemented with corn steep liquor, ammonium sulphate and yeast extract. On balance, solid-state co-cultures ofP. capsulatum withT. reesei orT. emersonii do not yield greater overall enzyme activity thanP. capsulatum alone.


Enzyme Sulphate Ammonium Fermentation Enzyme Activity 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. J. Considine
    • 1
  • T. J. Hackett
    • 1
  • M. P. Coughlan
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Industrial Research and Standards (Biochemicals Unit)University CollegeGalwayIreland
  2. 2.Department of BiochemistryUniversity CollegeGalwayIreland

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