Biotransformation of dl-lactate to pyruvate by a newly isolated Serratia marcescens ZJB-07166 ☆
The production of pyruvate using biotransformation from dl-lactate has been recently drawn more and more attentions due to the wide applications of pyruvate in chemicals, drugs, and agrochemicals industries. In the current study, a strain ZJB-07166, which was capable of converting dl-lactate to pyruvate, was newly isolated and characterized and later identified as Serratia marcescens based on the morphology, physiological tests, ATB system and its 16S rDNA sequence. The strain S. marcescens ZJB-07166 was applied in biotransformation of dl-lactate to pyruvate and the detailed time courses for cultivation and biotransformation were investigated. The optimum nitrogen source and carbon source in the microorganism culture for production of lactate dehydrogenase were NH4Cl and dl-lactate, respectively. The optimum substrate concentration for biotransformation was around 40 mM and EDTA had an obvious stabilizing effect on pyruvate in biotransformation process. The pyruvate production concentration of 210 mM was achieved under the optimum conditions. These results demonstrated that the newly isolated S. marcescens ZJB-07166 was a promising strain for pyruvate production in industrial scale.
Journal: Process Biochemistry - Volume 45, Issue 10, October 2010, Pages 1632–1637