Effect of Cell Density on Xylitol Fermentation by Candida parapsilosis

Candida parapsilosis에 의한 Xylitol 생산시 균체농도가 미치는 영향

  • 김상용 (동양제과(주) 기술연구소) ;
  • 윤상현 (동양제과(주) 기술연구소) ;
  • 김정민 (동양제과(주) 기술연구소) ;
  • 오덕근 (우석대학교 식품공학과)
  • Published : 1996.10.30


Effect of cell density on the xylitol production from xylose by Candida parapsilosis KFCC 10875 was investigated. The concentrated cells were obtained by centrifugation of culture broth. The xylitol production rate was maximum at the cell concentration of 20 g/l and the specific xylitol production rate decreased when the cell concentration was increased due to oxygen limitation. Effect of the initial concentration of xylose on the xylitol production was also examined using the concentrated cells of 20 g/l. The xylitol production rate, specific xylitol production rate, and xylitol yield from xylose were maximum at 170 g/l xylose. Above 170 g/l xylose, the xylitol production rate was remarkably decreased. The concentrated cells could also be obtained by adjusting the dissolved oxygen (DO) during fermentation. The rapid accumulation of cells up to 20 g/l was achieved by maintaining an increased level of DO during the exponential growth phase and then, for the efficient xylitol production, the DO was changed to a low level in the range of 0.7-1.5%. A fed-batch fermentation of xylose by adjusting the DO level was carried out in a fermentor and the final xylitol concentration of 140 g/l from xylose of 200 g/l could be obtained for 56 h fermentation.