By: Dasarani DD, Rahayu WP , Satiawihardja B
Department of Food Science and Technology, Bogor Agricultural University
Corynebacterium glutamicum ATCC 21513 is one of mutant strains that is made for producing a large amount of L-lysine. This strain has homoserine auxotroph character (double auxotroph i.e. menthionin and threonin), leucine auxotroph, and penicillin resistance. In mutant auxotroph, L-lysine production will increase if essential nutrients are included into their fermentation media. In this study, an effort was made to increase L-lysine production by adding certain amount of methionine, threonin, and leucine, which was intended to enrich such amino acids contained in pepton, into a medium. For changing cell wall permeability, penicillin was added into fermentation media to release L-lysine from the cells and resulted in L-lysine accumulation.
Keywords:fermentation, L-lysine, Corynebacterium glutamicum, molasses
Dimuat pada Jurnal Agroland, Volume 8 No.1, 2001, ISSN 0854-641X