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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 11, Issue:5, May, 2022

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2022.11(5): 319-324

Production of Aureobasidium pullulan by using Sugar Cane Molasses as Economical Media
Ranjan Singh  iD1*, Shreyansh Singh2 and Rajeev Gaur1
1Department of Microbiology, DST-FIST Supported, Centre of Excellence, Govt. of U.P., India 2Department of Environmental Sciences, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, Ayodhya, U.P., India
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Aureobasidium pullulans, popularly known as black yeast, is one of the most widespread saprophytic fungi associated with wide range of terrestrial and aquatic habitats. The fungus has widely been employed in production of an economically important polysaccharide Pullulan. Pullulan is a linear glucan made mainly of maltotriose repeating units. This gives the polysaccharide structural flexibility and enhances solubility. This polysaccharide is of great economic importance with increase applications in food, pharmaceutical, agriculture, blood plasma substitute and chemical industry. Production of pullulan was observed in a novel media consisting of Sugar Cane Molasses (SCM) and distilled water. It was found that high amount of pullulan (2.5g /100ml) was obtained at 30°C, pH 5 at a concentration of 2.5% media in 96h. No synthetic minerals were used in the media for the growth of polysaccharide making it very economical.

Keywords: Aureobasidium pullulans, linear α-D-glucan, tasteless, odourless, tenacious

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Ranjan Singh, Shreyansh Singh and Rajeev Gaur. 2022. Production of Aureobasidium pullulan by using Sugar Cane Molasses as Economical Media.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 11(5): 319-324. doi:
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