An actinomycete producing L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine from L-tyrosine

Sukumaram, C. P. ; Singh, D. V. ; Khedkar, P. D. ; Mahadevan, P. R. (1979) An actinomycete producing L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine from L-tyrosine Journal of Biosciences, 1 (2). pp. 235-239. ISSN 0250-5991

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An actinomycete was isolated during a soil screening programme to obtain L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine producers. A mutant of this organism was isolated by chemical mutagenesis and it accumulated 1 g/litre L-dihydroxyphenylalanine when grown on L-tyrosine. Resting cells converted 30% of tyrosine in the reaction mixture. The use of resting cells for dihydroxyphenylalanine production is advantageous as it eliminates interfering substances which accumulate during fermentation.

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Keywords:Actinomycete; L-Dihydroxyphenylalanine Production; Fermentation
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