Lipid Production Capacity of Three Different Oleaginous Yeast Strains under Various Incubation Conditions

D. Steindl, K. Krennhuber, A. Jäger & H. Kahr
Three oleaginous yeast strains (R. glutinis, T. fermentans, Y. lipolytica) were compared to each other at various incubation conditions to determine the most promising strain and the associated growth conditions. Different pH values and molar carbon-to-nitrogen ratios in combination with varying glucose concentrations and the addition of nutrient salts were tested. Results show that Y. lipolytica is the most promising yeast among all tested strains. The highest lipid concentration was 6.99 g L-1 at a...