A halo-tolerant Cyanobacterium aponinum PCC 10605 was applied for the first time to produce high-level C-phycocyanin (C-PC). Combined with chemical extraction with sodium phosphate buffer and physical treatment using high pressure homogenization, a higher titer of C-PC was achieved. The culture conditions were optimized by mixing nitrate and ammonia ions, 2% carbon dioxide, and conditional light intensity. Thus, strain PCC10605 produced the highest titer C-PC of 0.652 g/g-DCW in the N1A2 medium with 10% light intensity and 16:8 light-period on day 7. PCC10605 accumulated 0.51 g-CPC/g-DCW at 20 g/L NaCl, while it grew normally in seawater with 30 g/L salinity, thus confirmed that PCC10605 was halo-tolerant strain. Besides, PCC10605 survived in 0.12 g/L phosphate medium that has never been reported. Finally, the purified C-PC exhibited DPPH, superoxide scavenging activity and antibacterial activity, which displayed 87.6%, and 18.7% removal of free radical, and 1.98 cm of inhibition zone for Escherichia coli.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Environmental Engineering
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Waste Management and Disposal