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See detailThe utilization of gum tragacanth to improve the growth of Rhodotorula aurantiaca and the production of γ-decalactone in large scale
Alchihab, Mohamed ULg; Destain, Jacqueline ULg; Aguedo, Mario ULg et al

in Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology (2010), 162(1), 233-241

The production of γ-decalactone and 4-hydroxydecanoic acid by the psychrophilic yeast R. aurantiaca was studied. The effect of both compounds on the growth of R. aurantiaca was also investigated and our ... [more ▼]

The production of γ-decalactone and 4-hydroxydecanoic acid by the psychrophilic yeast R. aurantiaca was studied. The effect of both compounds on the growth of R. aurantiaca was also investigated and our results show that γ-decalactone must be one of the limiting factors for its production. The addition of gum tragacanth to the medium at concentrations of 3 and 4 g/l seems to be an adequate strategy to enhance γ-decalactone production and to reduce its toxicity towards the cell. The production of γ-decalactone and 4- hydroxydecanoic acid was significantly higher in 20-l bioreactor than in 100-l bioreactor. By using 20 g/l of castor oil, 6.5 and 4.5 g/l of γ-decalactone were extracted after acidification at pH 2.0 and distillation at 100 °C for 45 min in 20- and 100-l bioreactors, respectively. We propose a process at industrial scale using a psychrophilic yeast to produce naturally γ-decalactone from castor oil which acts also as a detoxifying agent; moreover the process was improved by adding a natural gum. [less ▲]

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See detailProduction d’arômes de type lactone par des levures.
Alchihab, Mohamed ULg; Destain, Jacqueline ULg; Aguedo, Mario ULg et al

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (2010), 14(4), 681-691

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See detailPeroxisomal β-oxidation and Production of γ-decalactone by the Yeast Rhodotorula aurantiaca
Alchihab, Mohamed ULg; Dubois Dauphin, Robin ULg; Aguedo, Mario ULg et al

in Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca (2010), 2

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See detailThe use of Macronet resins to recover decalactone produced by Rhodotorula aurantiaca from the culture broth
Alchihab, Mohamed ULg; Aldric, Jean-Marc ULg; Aguedo, Mario ULg et al

in Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology (2010), 37(2), 167-172

During the biotransformation of castor oil into -decalactone, R. aurantiaca produced both the lactone form and its precursor (4-hydroxydecanoic acid). After six days of culture, a maximum yield of ... [more ▼]

During the biotransformation of castor oil into -decalactone, R. aurantiaca produced both the lactone form and its precursor (4-hydroxydecanoic acid). After six days of culture, a maximum yield of -decalactone of 6.5 g/l was obtained. The parameters of -decalactone adsorption on three Macronet resins (MN-202, MN-102 and MN-100) were investigated in water. Adsorption isotherms of -decalactone for the three Macronet resins were linear. The trapping of -decalactone produced by R. aurantiaca on these resins was then carried out. -Decalactone was eVectively retained by all the studied Macronet resins. The resin MN-202 trapped -decalactone more eYciently than MN-102 and MN-100. The percentages of -decalactone adsorbed on the resins MN-202, MN-102 and MN-100 were, respectively, 85, 75 and 81%, whereas around 70% of the adsorbed -decalactone was then desorbed. We propose an industrial process that uses Macronet resins to extract -decalactone from culture broth of R. aurantiaca. [less ▲]

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See detailProduction of γ-Decalactone by a Psychrophilic and a Mesophilic Strain of the Yeast
Alchihab, Mohamed ULg; Destain, Jacqueline ULg; Aguedo, Mario ULg et al

in Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology (2009), 158

Among 18 psychrophilic strains isolated near the Antarctic Station, the psychrophilic <br />strain Rhodotorula aurantiaca A19 was selected for its ability of growth and γ- <br />decalactone production at ... [more ▼]

Among 18 psychrophilic strains isolated near the Antarctic Station, the psychrophilic <br />strain Rhodotorula aurantiaca A19 was selected for its ability of growth and γ- <br />decalactone production at low temperatures. The effects of temperature, initial pH, and castor <br />oil concentration on the growth and γ-decalactone production by a psychrophilic and a <br />mesophilic strain of R. aurantiaca were investigated. The highest γ-decalactone production <br />in flasks (5.8 g/l) was obtained with the strain A19 at 14 °C and initial pH 7.0 in medium <br />containing 20 g/l castor oil. On the other hand, these factors did not affect the production of <br />γ-decalactone by the mesophilic strain. In fermentor, a γ-decalactone concentration of 6.6 g/l <br />was reached with the strain A19, whereas a maximum of 0.1 g/l was obtained with the <br />mesophilic strain. Our results suggest that the ability to synthesize γ-decalactone is a <br />particularity of the strain A19, since the mesophilic strain (no. 30645) produced small amounts, <br />and the other (no. 31354) did not exhibit this property. It is, to our knowledge, the first report of γ-decalactone production by R. aurantiaca and furthermore by a psychrophilic yeast strain. <br />Moreover, the amount of γ-decalactone obtained in fermentor with the strain 19 was on the <br />order of concentrations usually described in patents. [less ▲]

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See detailThe use of Macronet resins to recover γ-decalactone produced by Rhodotorula aurantiaca from the culture broth
Alchihab, Mohamed ULg; Destain, Jacqueline ULg; Aguedo, Mario ULg et al

Poster (2009)

The objective of this study was to recover the γ-decalactone produced by R. aurantiaca from the culture broth using three Macronet resins (MN-100, MN-102 and MN-202).

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See detailProduction and toxicity of γ-decalactone and 4-hydroxydecanoic acid from Rhodotorula aurantiaca
Alchihab, Mohamed ULg; Destain, Jacqueline ULg; Aguedo, Mario ULg et al

Poster (2009)

The objective of this study was to compare the production of γ- decalactone in different scales and to study the effects of 4- hydroxydecanoic acid and γ-decalactone on the growth of R. aurantiaca. The ... [more ▼]

The objective of this study was to compare the production of γ- decalactone in different scales and to study the effects of 4- hydroxydecanoic acid and γ-decalactone on the growth of R. aurantiaca. The effect of gum tragacanth on the production of γ-decalactone by R. aurantiaca was evaluated. [less ▲]

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