By Sudha. S, Kumanan. R, Muthusamy. K
The present study was aimed to optimise the cultural conditions for the production of sophorolipids from candida tropicalis. The cultural conditions such as pH, temperature, incubation period and speed of agitation were determined by using small scale bench top 5L fermenter (Murhopye scientic, LF). From our study the optimum pH for sophorolipid production was found to be at pH 3.5, optimum temperature was at 30oC, optimum incubation period was 7days and the speed of agitation was found to be at 200 rpm when compared with several cultural conditions for the maximum yield of sophorolipids.
Key Words : Sophorolipids, candida tropicalis, optimisation, cultural conditions, production.
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