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Brazilian Journal of Microbiology

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Abstract

TAUK-TORNISIELO, Sâmia M. et al. Lipid formation and γ-linolenic acid production by Mucor circinelloides and Rhizopus sp., grown on vegetable oil. Braz. J. Microbiol. [online]. 2009, vol.40, n.2, pp. 342-345. ISSN 1517-8382.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-83822009000200025.

The fungi strains were tested in Bioscreen automated system to select the best nutritional source. Following, shaking submserse cultures were studied in media containing sole carbon or nitrogen source. The growth of these strains improved in media containing vegetable oil, with high concentration of lipids. The high concentration of γ-linolenic acid was obtained with M. circinelloides in culture containing sesame oil.

Keywords : automated system; vegetable oils; zigomycetes; γ-linolenic acid; liquid culture.

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