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World Journal of Microbiology

Use of date syrup as alternative carbon source for microbial cultivation

*Hayyan I Al-Taweil, Ekhlass MT, Noura KMS

Accepted 24 July, 2015.

Citation: Al-Taweil HI, Noura KMS, Ekhlass MT (2015). Use of date syrup as alternative carbon source for microbial cultivation. World Journal of Microbiology, 2(1): 022-025.

Copyright: © 2015 Al-Taweil et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are cited.


In the present work, date syrup and date fruit soaked water as alternative carbon source for biomass production of Bacillus megaterium as model organism was optimized.  Maximum biomass production was obtained on 2.8, 4.1 g/l for molasses and date fruits soaked respectively. This source was substantially greater than could be attained on media that used various other carbon sources. The optimal medium for producing the biomass was a mineral medium formulated with 8% of date syrup as the carbon source and 0.5 g/L (NH4)2SO4as the nitrogen source. At optimal fermentation time of 48 hrs, at 30oC.Water soaked and date syrup can be used to inexpensively produce biomassin batch fermentations using B. megaterium as phosphorus solubilizing soil bacteria. Farther more studies should be focused on agriculture cheapest sources as nature alternatives for carbon ear nitrogen sources.

Keywords: Date syrup, microbial cultivation, fermentation optimization, biomass, Bacillus megaterium.