Biotransformation of adrenosterone into 11-ketotestosterone by Scenedesmus quadricaudagrown in myxotrophic conditions
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- Greca, M., Fiorentino, A., Guerriero, I. et al. Biotechnology Letters (1997) 19: 1123. doi:10.1023/A:1018448828758
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Scenedesmus quadricauda (1.5 x 10 cells/ml) grown in myxotrophic conditions reduced in good yields (>63%) exogenous adrenosterone to 11-ketotestosterone. Cultures preadapted on glucose, saccharose or starch (10 mg/l) biotransformed about 80% of adrenosterone (100 mg/l) in seven days. Almost quantitative yields of bioconversion were afforded at higher algal biomass.