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Title:
PROCESS FOR PRODUCING ASTAXANTHIN BY FERMENTATION
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/1992/021764
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
A process for producing astaxanthin industrially efficiently at a low cost by culturing a microorganism which belongs to the genus Pfaffia, is resistant to at least one of citronellol, primaquine and hydroxydiphenyl and can produce astaxanthin in a medium.

Inventors:
KUGA TETSURO (JP)
INOUE MAKOTO (JP)
IMURA TOSHIAKI (JP)
AOYAMA YOSHIHIDE (JP)
KURATSU YOSHIYUKI (JP)
Application Number:
PCT/JP1992/000722
Publication Date:
December 10, 1992
Filing Date:
June 04, 1992
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Assignee:
KYOWA HAKKO KOGYO KK (JP)
International Classes:
C12P23/00; (IPC1-7): C12N1/16; C12P7/24
Domestic Patent References:
WO1991002060A11991-02-21
WO1990001552A11990-02-22
WO1988008025A11988-10-20
WO1990001552A11990-02-22
Foreign References:
EP0427405A11991-05-15
JPS6361907B21988-11-30
JPH02504101A1990-11-29
JPH03206880A1991-09-10
EP0427405A11991-05-15
JPH04501053A1992-02-27
Other References:
See also references of EP 0543023A4
APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, vol. 55, 1989, pages 116
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