Kamma Sreenivasulu, Assoc.Prof, Dept of Biotechnology, has authored a paper and was published in The Korean Society of Mycology, Mycobiology
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the influence of cultural and environmental parameters affecting the growth and bioactive metabolite production of the rare strain VUK-10 of actinomycete Pseudonocardia, which exhibits a broad spectrum of in vitro antimicrobial activity against bacteria and fungi. Production of bioactive metabolites by the strain was high the in modified yeast extract-malt extract-dextrose (ISP-2) broth, as compared to other tested media. Glucose (1%) and tryptone (0.25%) were found to be the most suitable carbon and nitrogen sources, respectively, for optimum production of growth and bioactive metabolites. Maximum production of bioactive metabolites was found in the culture medium with initial pH 7 incubated with the strain for four days at 30oC, under shaking conditions. This is the first report on the optimization of bioactive metabolites by Pseudonocardia sp. VUK-10.
KEYWORDS : Antimicrobial activity, Bioactive metabolites, Optimization, Pseudonocardia