Cordycepin production by Cordyceps militaris cultivation on spent brewery grains

Authors

  • Andrej Gregori

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14720/abs.57.2.15624

Keywords:

Cordyceps militaris, spent brewery grains, cordycepin, cultivation, medicinal mushrooms

Abstract

This is a first report on C. militaris mycelia and fruiting bodies cultivation on solid-state containing spent brewery grains (SBG). Five different strains of C. militaris were cultivated on substrates containing rye grains and 0 to 60% SBG. Stromata formation on SBG-containing substrates was noticed with two C. militaris strains. All strains failed to grow on substrates containing SBG amounts higher than 50%. Highest (10.42 mg/g) cordycepin concentration in cultivating substrate was determined with strain CM2 on 50% SBG. One gram of CM11 strain fungal biomass was able to produce 787.11 mg/g of cordycepin. SBG as a byproduct represent a readily available, low price substrate for cordycepin solid-state production. Obtained concentrations of cordycepin are so far the highest reported concentrations obtained on solid-state substrates therefore we can talk about cordycepin hyperproduction.

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Gregori, A. (2014). Cordycepin production by Cordyceps militaris cultivation on spent brewery grains. Acta Biologica Slovenica, 57(2), 45-52. https://doi.org/10.14720/abs.57.2.15624

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