Published: CABEQ 22 (3) (2008) 315–320
Paper type: Original Scientific Paper

Download PDF

Growth Kinetics and Production of Glucose Oxidase Using Aspergillus niger NRRL 326

N. Gera, R. V. S. Uppaluri, S. Sen and V. Venkata Dasu

In this paper, we demonstrate the substrate inhibition phenomena for growth kinetics of Aspergillus niger NRRL 326 grown on sucrose during glucose oxidase production. The initial set of experiments were carried out using three different substrates, viz., glucose, sucrose and raffinose of which it was observed that sucrose serves better for higher production of glucose oxidase. Experiments involving sensitivity studies conveyed that substrate inhibition became predominant when sucrose concentration was above γ = 30 g L–1 in the cultivation medium. The later part of the work was dovetailed towards validation of substrate inhibited growth kinetics with established models such as Haldane, Andrews, Luong, Han-Levenspiel and Aiba. Finally, it was observed that none of the classical models explains the kinetics well.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

glucose oxidase, Aspergillus niger, sucrose, glucose, raffinose, substrate inhibition