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Mangrove Rhizosphere Soils: A Unique Natural Source of Pravastatin-Producing Penicillium Microfungi

N., Zainol and Emine, Seydametova and Jailani, Salihon and Convey, Peter (2015) Mangrove Rhizosphere Soils: A Unique Natural Source of Pravastatin-Producing Penicillium Microfungi. International Journal of Extensive Research, 5. pp. 79-87. ISSN 2394-0301

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Abstract

The pravastatin-producing potential of rhizosphere soil microorganisms from mangrove forests has not been investigated in detail. In this study, a total of 20 Penicillium isolates were tested for pravastatin production. Six strains were able to synthesize pravastatin directly. Among these, the isolate Penicillium sp. ESF19M was the most active pravastatin producer with a yield of 28.43 mg/L. Molecular identification of this strain showed the highest homology with Penicillium citrinum.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mangrove rhizosphere soil, Penicillium citrinum, pravastatin, screening
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2015 02:20
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2018 04:20
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/8985
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