By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Current study results on Biotechnology have been published. According to news originating from New Delhi, India, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "To date, there is no established protocol for the screening of 1,3-propanediol producers. The proposed method has a wide applicability to harness the commercial potential of microorganisms which produce 1,3-propanediol as the end product."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Delhi, "Glycerol fermentation broth of 50 bacteria spotted on thin-layer chromatography plates and run by appropriate solvent systems followed by colour development using vanillin reagent gave different coloured spots with most of the compounds present in the fermentation broth. The appearance of a purple-coloured spot of 1,3-propanediol with a retention factor (R(f)) of 0.62 forms the basis for the selection of 1,3-propanediol producers."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Apart from being a rapid detection system the proposed method is pH independent and its authenticity was reconfirmed by HPLC."
For more information on this research see: A novel thin-layer chromatography method to screen 1,3-propanediol producers. Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology, 2012;39(11):1713-8. Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology can be contacted at: Nature Publishing Group, 345 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010-1707, USA. (Springer - www.springer.com; Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology - www.springerlink.com/content/1367-5435/)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from P. Anand, Dept. of Microbiology, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi 110021, India (see also technology.html">Biotechnology).
The publisher's contact information for the Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology is: Nature Publishing Group, 345 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010-1707, USA.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Biotechnology, India, New Delhi.
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