Production of mycelia and exo-biopolymer from molasses by Cordyceps sinensis 16 in submerged culture

S. H. Cha, J. S. Lim, C. S. Yoon, J. H. Koh, H. I. Chang, S. W. Kim

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The molecular weight of exo-biopolymer obtained from a submerged culture of Cordyceps sinensis 16 consisted of a main unit and a subunit of 126 and 68 kDa, respectively. The optimal medium for the production of mycelia and exo-biopolymer was determined to be molasses containing 2% sucrose, 0.9% yeast extract, 0.3% K2HPO4, and 0.4% CaCl2. Using optimized medium, maximum productions of mycelia and exo-biopolymer in shake-flask culture were 54.0 g/L and 28.4 g/L, respectively. This study suggests that large-scale production of mycelia and exo-biopolymer by C. sinensis 16 is possible in submerged culture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-168
Number of pages4
JournalBioresource technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 1



  • Cordyceps sinensis
  • Exo-biopolymer
  • Molasses
  • Optimization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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