Production of pigments by rhodotorula mucilaginosa

Lau, Wai Xian (2015) Production of pigments by rhodotorula mucilaginosa. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Rhodotorula yeast belongs to the family of Cryptococcaceae, a subfamily of Rhodotorulodeae. Rhodotorula produces major carotenoid pigments like carotene, torularhodin, and torulene. Carotenoids are important natural pigments. The concentration and type of carotenoids production by genus Rhodotorula is influenced by the species of microorganism, the constituents of medium and culture conditions. The aim of this study was to investigate the growth, the production of carotenoids produced by Rhodotorula mucilaginosa using sago hampas hydrolysate (SHH). Carotenoid assay was conducted to perform the qualitative determination. The highest biomass (9.6 gil), carotenoid concentration (8.1 mgll) and specific productivity (845.9 Jlglg.h) were scored by Rhodotorula mucilaginosa. The production of carotenoids was carried out for 96 hours at 27°C. The obtained result has proved and demonstrated the capacity of R. mucilaginosa to produce carotenoid.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2015.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rhodotorula. Carotene, Torularhodin, Torulene, Sago hampas hydrolysate, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2016 07:29
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2016 01:07
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/11415

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