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Production of Exopolysaccharide by Endophytic Stemphylium SP.

Author(s): D. Banerjee | M. Jana | S. Mahapatra

Journal: Micología Aplicada Internacional
ISSN 1534-2581

Volume: 21;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 57;
Date: 2009;
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A potent endophytic fungus, Stemphylium sp., was selected for exopolysaccharide production. Maximum mycelial growth and exopolysaccharide production was found at pH 6.0. Highest mycelial growth and exopolysaccharide production were observed in the medium containing sucrose as the sole carbon source. Among the various metal ions examined, both Mg++and Na+ had a beneficial effect on mycelial growth, whereas maximum exopolysaccharide production was achieved in the medium containing Mg++. Among different nitrogen sources, yeast extract and NH4NO3 were found favorable for mycelial growth, and maximum exopolysaccharide production was achieved when yeast extract was used as a nitrogen source. SEM of the fungal pellet showed morphological variation at pH 5.5 of the medium. Paper chromatography of the hydrolyzed polysaccharide showed that the exopolysaccharide produced by Stemphylium sp. is a heteropolysaccharide of glucose and mannose unit. The sugar is manno-glucan type.

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