Trametes versicolor growth and laccase induction with by-products of pulp and paper industry
Rebelo Barreto Xavier*
Paula Mora Tavares
Financial support: The authors acknowledge the Instituto Nacional de Engenharia e Tecnologia Industrial (INETI) for Trametes versicolor cultures and and Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT-Portugal), (POCTI/EQU/48489/2002). A.P.M. Tavares PhD grant (SFRH/DB/6606/2001).
Keywords: inducers, laccase, pulp and paper by-products, Trametes versicolor.
cultivation of Trametes versicolor for laccase production and
cell growth were strongly dependent on experimental conditions namely
physical and chemical parameters as well as nutrient availability
and inducer stimulation. Biomass growth was compared for a rich medium
and for a defined medium in two different temperatures. The best temperature