Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 22, Issue 22, pp 1761–1765 | Cite as

High production of prodigiosin by Serratia marcescens grown on ethanol

  • Song Cang
  • Makoto Sanada
  • Osamu Johdo
  • Shinji Ohta
  • Yasunori Nagamatsu
  • Akihiro Yoshimoto
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Abstract

Serratia marcescens S389, isolated as an ethanol-utilizing bacterium, produced prodigiosin at up to 3 mg ml−1 when grown on ethanol and with the omission of inorganic phosphate and NaCl from the medium. This yield was some 200-fold greater than that previously reported.

bacterial antibiotic carbon source ethanol prodigiosin red pigment Serratia marcescens 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Song Cang
    • 1
  • Makoto Sanada
    • 1
  • Osamu Johdo
    • 2
  • Shinji Ohta
    • 3
  • Yasunori Nagamatsu
    • 1
  • Akihiro Yoshimoto
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Applied ScienceHiroshima UniversityHiroshima Japan
  2. 2.Central Research LaboratoriesMercian CorporationFujisawaJapan
  3. 3.Instrument Center for Chemical AnalysisHiroshima UniversityHiroshimaJapan

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