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Utilization of Grape Seed Flour for Antimicrobial Lipopeptide Production by Bacillus amyloliquefaciens C5 Strain

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An endophytic Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain called C5, able to produce biosurfactant lipopeptides with a broad antibacterial activity spectrum, has been isolated from the roots of olive tree. Optimization of antibacterial activity was undertaken using grape seed flour (GSF) substrate at 0.02, 0.2, and 2% (w/v) in M9 medium. Strain C5 exhibited optimal growth and antimicrobial activity (MIC value of 60 μg/ml) when incubated in the presence of 0.2% GSF while lipopeptide production culminated at 2% GSF. Thin layer chromatography analysis of lipopeptide extract revealed the presence of at least three active spots at Rf 0.35, 0.59, and 0.72 at 0.2% GSF. Data were similar to those obtained in LB-rich medium. MALDI-TOF/MS analysis of lipopeptide extract obtained from 0.2% GSF substrate revealed the presence of surfactin and bacillomycin D. These results show that GSF could be used as a low-cost culture medium supplement for optimizing the production of biosurfactants by strain C5.

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Soussi, S., Essid, R., Hardouin, J. et al. Utilization of Grape Seed Flour for Antimicrobial Lipopeptide Production by Bacillus amyloliquefaciens C5 Strain. Appl Biochem Biotechnol 187, 1460–1474 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12010-018-2885-1

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