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.
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Cang, S., Sanada, M., Johdo, O. et al. High production of prodigiosin by Serratia marcescens grown on ethanol. Biotechnology Letters 22, 1761–1765 (2000). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1005646102723
- bacterial antibiotic
- carbon source
- red pigment
- Serratia marcescens