Acid phosphatase production by Aspergillus niger N402A in continuous flow culture

Budi J. Hidayat, Niels T. Eriksen, Marilyn Wiebe (Corresponding Author)

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The production of acid phosphatases (E.C., ACPs) by Aspergillus niger N402A is regulated by specific growth rate, as well as phosphate availability and pH, as demonstrated by studies in continuous flow culture. Specific ACP activity was highest when A. niger was grown at pH 6.3 (64±8 U g−1) or pH 2.8 (99±11 U g−1), at a dilution rate of 0.07 h−1 and phosphate concentrations below 0.46 mM. ACP production was growth correlated for specific growth rates between 0.07 and 0.13 h−1. Four different ACPs, including two phytases, were produced by A. niger N402A. The ACP and the phytase with maximal activities at pH 5.5 were differentially expressed at different culture pH values, with greater production at low pH.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)324 - 331
JournalFEMS Microbiology Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Aspergillus niger
  • acid phosphatase
  • glucoamylase
  • continuous flow culture

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