Microbial Transformation of (+)-α-Pinene to (+)-Verbenone by Resting Cell Suspension of Cladosporium Cladosporides
Biotransformation of (+)-α-pinene to (+)-verbenone using shaking cultures of Cladosporium cladosporides
(MTCC 1003) was investigated. Cladosporium cladosporides showed specific transformation of (+)-α-pinene with
86.8±3.0% conversion (relative integrated area gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC-MS)) of (+)-verbenone in 7
day incubation. The amount of verbenone formed was observed at 1, 3, 5 and 7th day where it is gradually increased. Verbenol
was formed as intermediate product and slowly biocatalyzed to verbenone.
Keywords: Biotransformation, Cladosporium cladosporides, Verbenone, Oxidation, GC-MS
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