Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 19, Issue 11, pp 1123–1124

Biotransformation of adrenosterone into 11-ketotestosterone by Scenedesmus quadricaudagrown in myxotrophic conditions

  • M.D. Greca
  • A. Fiorentino
  • I. Guerriero
  • G. Pinto
  • A. Pollio
  • L. Previtera
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1018448828758

Cite this article as:
Greca, M., Fiorentino, A., Guerriero, I. et al. Biotechnology Letters (1997) 19: 1123. doi:10.1023/A:1018448828758

Abstract

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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M.D. Greca
    • 1
  • A. Fiorentino
    • 2
  • I. Guerriero
    • 1
  • G. Pinto
    • 3
  • A. Pollio
    • 3
  • L. Previtera
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Chimica Organica e BiologicaUniversità Federico IINapoliItalia
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Scienze della VitaII Università di NapoliCasertaItalia
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Biologia VegetaleUniversità Federico IINapoliItalia

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