Evaluation of some food industry wastes for production of gibberellic acid by fungal source

Cihangir N., Aksoza N.

ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY, vol.18, no.5, pp.533-537, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09593331808616569
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.533-537
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The control of environmental pollution and the recovery of agricultural,industrial and municipal wastes by converting them into useful products are two relevant biotechnological goals. In this study, the possibility of utilising food industry waste and residues as sources of carbon for gibberellic add production by Aspergillus niger was investigated. Media prepared from molasses, vinasse, whey, sugar-beet waste and fruit pomace were used and GA(3) yields were found in concentrations 155, 136.57, 120, 73, 118.13 mg l(-1) respectively in such media. It was observed that food industry wastes can be used and evaluated as cheap sources of carbon for gibberellic add production.