European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience

European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience


European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience
European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience
Vol. 3, Issue 12 (2015)

Media optimization for Phb production and its application as precursor for bioplastics


Chetan Godale, Supriya Ambarshetti

In the present study, PHB, which is used as precursor in production of biopolymer, has been fermentatively produced. The microbial source used is Alcaligenes spp NCIM 5085. The media optimization was performed. Few media parameters such as carbon source, nitrogen source, citric acid concentration have been optimized for cheap and higher production of PHB. The PHB produced has been isolated, purified and detected by TLC and FT-IR. The present study shows that sucrose is best carbon source for the production of PHB. Alternatively Cane molasses can be used as a raw material for reducing the cost of production which gives PHB of concentration comparable to sucrose.
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Chetan Godale, Supriya Ambarshetti. Media optimization for Phb production and its application as precursor for bioplastics. European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience, Volume 3, Issue 12, 2015, Pages 47-49
European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience