By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- A new study on Enzymes and Coenzymes is now available. According to news originating from Lublin, Poland, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Rapeseed meal is valuable high-protein forage, but its nutritional value is significantly reduced by the presence of a number of antinutrients, including phenolic compounds. Solid-state fermentation with white-rot fungi was used to decrease the sinapic acid concentration of rapeseed meal."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, "After 7 days of growth of Trametes versicolor and Pleurotus ostreatus, the sinapic acid content of rapeseed meal was reduced by 59.9 and 74.5 %, respectively. At the end of the experiment, sinapic acid concentration of T. versicolor cultures decreased by 93 % of the initial value; in the case of cultures of P. ostreatus, 93.2 % reduction was observed. Moreover, cultivation of white-rot fungi on rapeseed meal resulted in the intensive production of extracellular laccase, particularly strong during the late phases of growth of T. versicolor. The obtained results confirm that both fungal species may effectively be used to decompose antinutritional phenolics of rapeseed meal."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Rapeseed meal may also find use as an inexpensive and efficient substrate for a biotechnological production of laccase by white-rot fungi."
For more information on this research see: Solid-State Fermentation of Rapeseed Meal with the White-Rot Fungi Trametes versicolor and Pleurotus ostreatus. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 2013;171(8):2075-2081. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology can be contacted at: Humana Press Inc, 999 Riverview Drive Suite 208, Totowa, NJ 07512, USA. (Springer - www.springer.com; Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology - www.springerlink.com/content/0273-2289/)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from J. Zuchowski, Marie Curie Sklodowska Univ, Dept. of Biochem, PL-20033 Lublin, Poland. Additional authors for this research include L. Pecio, M. Jaszek and A. Stochmal (see also Enzymes and Coenzymes).
Keywords for this news article include: Lublin, Poland, Europe, Enzymes and Coenzymes
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