Optimization of production medium for mass culture of beauveria sp. C208

Ki Hyuk Moon, Pyong Hyok Kim, Jeong Weon Yoon, Jae Mo Sung, Seung Wook Kim

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Entomogenous fungi which attack living insects are powerful means for microbiological insecticide. The purpose of this study is to establish the culture conditions and media for mass production of Beauveria sp. C208 which has a broad host range as a potential microbiological pesticide. The temperature and pH range for optimal cultivation of this strain were 28°C and pH 5.0-7.0. For Beauveria sp. C 208, 2% rice straw and 0.6% tryptone were found as the proper carbon and nitrogen sources, considering cell mass, enzyme activities such as chitinase, protease and lipase, and spore concentration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)606-611
Number of pages6
JournalKorean Journal of Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1997


  • Beauvcria sp. C208
  • Mass culture
  • Medium optimization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


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