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ISSN 2410-7751 (Print)
ISSN 2410-776X (Online)

 5 2015

"Biotechnologia Acta" V. 8, No 5, 2015
Р. 93-102, Bibliography 12, English
Universal Decimal Classification: 579.695


Ie. P. Prekrasna, O. B. Tashyrev

Zabolotny Institute of Microbiology and Virology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv

The focus of the study was interaction of Candida tropicalis RomCu5 isolated from highland Ecuador ecosystem with soluble and insoluble copper compounds.

Strain C. tropicalis RomCu5 was cultured in a liquid medium of Hiss in the presence of soluble (copper citrate and CuCl2) and insoluble (CuO and CuCO3) copper compounds. The biomass growth was determined by change in optical density of culture liquid, composition of the gas phase was measured on gas chromatograph, redox potential and pH of the culture fluid was defined potentiometrically. The concentration of soluble copper compounds was determined colorimetrically.

Maximal permissible concentration of Cu2+ for C. tropicalis RomCu5 was 30 000 ppm of Cu2+ in form of copper citrate and 500 ppm of Cu2+ in form of CuCl2. C. tropicalis was metabolically active at super high concentrations of Cu2+, despite the inhibitory effect of Cu2+. C. tropicalis immobilized Cu2+ in the form of copper citrate and CuCl2 by it accumulation in the biomass. Due to medium acidification C. tropicalis dissolved CuO and CuCO3. High resistance of C. tropicalis to Cu2+ and ability to interact with soluble and insoluble copper compounds makes it biotechnologically perspective.

Key words: yeast, Candida tropicalis, copper, resistance to copper, inhibition of metabolism, copper immobilization, copper mobilization.

© Palladin Institute of Biochemistry of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 2015