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Influence of Environmental Growth Factors on the Biomass and Pigment Production of Chlorociboria aeruginascens

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Faculty of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Institute of Natural Materials Technology, Technische Universität Dresden, Chair of Wood Technology and Fibre Materials Technology, 01069 Dresden, Germany
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Faculty of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Institute of Natural Materials Technology, Technische Universität Dresden, Chair of Bioprocess Engineering, 01069 Dresden, Germany
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J. Fungi 2019, 5(2), 46; https://doi.org/10.3390/jof5020046
Received: 28 March 2019 / Revised: 24 May 2019 / Accepted: 6 June 2019 / Published: 8 June 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Fungal Polyketides and Other Secondary Metabolites)
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Abstract

The soft rot fungus Chlorociboria aeruginascens produces a blue–green pigment xylindein, which is of considerable interest for various applications such as in the veneer industry or in organic semiconductors. To understand the fungal growth as well as pigment production of C. aeruginascens, several studies were performed, the results of which are presented here. These studies investigated various growth conditions such as temperature, pH value, oxygen level and light intensity. It was observed that the formation of xylindein by C. aeruginascens decoupled from growth. In the primary metabolismus, the uncolored biomass is formed. Pigment production took place within the secondary metabolism, while biomass growth as well as pigment production depended on various growth conditions. It was also found that certain conditions encourage the switch in metabolism, leading to pigment production. View Full-Text
Keywords: Chlorociboria aeruginascens; xylindein; fungal pigments; fungal growth conditions; fungal polyketides Chlorociboria aeruginascens; xylindein; fungal pigments; fungal growth conditions; fungal polyketides
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Stange, S.; Steudler, S.; Delenk, H.; Werner, A.; Walther, T.; Wagenführ, A. Influence of Environmental Growth Factors on the Biomass and Pigment Production of Chlorociboria aeruginascens. J. Fungi 2019, 5, 46.

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