Research Article

Enhancement of pectinase production by ultraviolet irradiation and diethyl sulfate mutagenesis of a Fusarium oxysporum isolate

Published: September 23, 2016
Genet. Mol. Res. 15(3): gmr8986 DOI: 10.4238/gmr.15038986

Abstract

Fusarium oxysporum strain BM-201 was treated with ultraviolet (UV) radiation to obtain a high pectinase-producing strain. Mutant UV-10-41 was obtained and then treated by diethyl sulfate. Next, the mutant UV-diethyl sulfate-43 derived from UV-10-41 was selected as high pectinase-producing strain. Mutant UV-diethyl sulfate-43 was incubated on slant for 10 generations, demonstrating that the pectinase-producing genes were stable. Pectinase activity reached 391.2 U/mL, which is 73.6% higher than that of the original strain.

Fusarium oxysporum strain BM-201 was treated with ultraviolet (UV) radiation to obtain a high pectinase-producing strain. Mutant UV-10-41 was obtained and then treated by diethyl sulfate. Next, the mutant UV-diethyl sulfate-43 derived from UV-10-41 was selected as high pectinase-producing strain. Mutant UV-diethyl sulfate-43 was incubated on slant for 10 generations, demonstrating that the pectinase-producing genes were stable. Pectinase activity reached 391.2 U/mL, which is 73.6% higher than that of the original strain.