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Growth conditions assessment for prodigiosin production by Serratia plymuthica

The prodigiosins are red pigments produced by a group of bacteria (originally by Serratia spp) that present certain biological activities, such as: antifungal, antibacterial and anticancer.

The pigment prodigiosin is a secondary metabolite of the bacterium and is only expressed in certain culture conditions.

Pigment production is highly variable among species and is dependence of many factors such as species type, incubation time, temperature, growth factors and light.

In the present work were studied growth conditions and extraction techniques in order to obtain the pigment for further studies, exploiting the biological activities, namely the antibacterial properties in several possible applications.

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