On a highly proteolytic mutant strain of Aspergillus flavus

Aspergillus flavus의 강력 protease생성 돌연변이의 유발

  • 이영녹 (고려대학교 생물학과) ;
  • 박용근 (고려대학교 생물학과) ;
  • 고상균 (고려대학교 생물학과)
  • Published : 1980.06.01


Mutational experiments were performed to improved to improve the protease productivity of Aspergillus flavus KU 153, which is selected among the wild strains. A UV-induced mutant strain having high protease productivity was obtained by the use of the clear zone method as a simple criterion for a primary screening test. Neutral and alkaline protease activities of hte mutant strain were higher than 1.8 times, comopared with those of the parental strain, respectively, while in the case of acid protease, it was 2.7 times. The mutant strain selected was more powerful in the production of cellulase and amylase, as well s protease in wheat bran, compared with those of the parental strain. protease production of the parental strain has reached maximum level at 3 days culture, while alkaline nad neutral protease production of the mutantstrain has reached at 2 days culture. On the other hand, the mutant strain formed the spore slowly, compared with the parental strain. Column chromatography of the neutral protease on DEAE-Sephadex A-50 showed that the mutant strain was not induced the formation of another neutral protease isozyme, but induced the variation in the function of regulatory gene.