Conidia production by Beauveria bassiana (for the biocontrol of a diamondback moth) during solid-state fermentation in a packed-bed bioreactor

S. W. Kang, S. H. Lee, C. S. Yoon, Seung Wook Kim

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Conidia of Beauveria bassiana CS-1, which have the potential for the control of the diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella), were produced by solid-state fermentation (SSF) using a packed-bed bioreactor with rice straw and wheat bran. As the packing density and the bed height were increased, the production of conidia decreased. In a packed-bed bioreactor under no aeration and no addition of polypropylene (PP) foam (control), the total average of conidia was 4.9 × 108 g-1. The production of conidia was affected more by the addition of PP foam as an inert support than forced aeration and was approx. 23 times higher than that of the control. The total average of conidia produced by B. bassiana was 1.1-1.2 × 1010 g-1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-139
Number of pages5
JournalBiotechnology Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jan 1



  • Beauveria bassiana
  • Packed-bed bioreactor
  • Polypropylene foam
  • Solid-state fermentation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Microbiology

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