Biotechnology Letters, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 225-229
Candida antarctica (sp. SY16) required a vegetable oil as the carbon source to produce a biosurfactant, mannosylerythritol lipid (MEL-SY16). Biosurfactant production was 31 g 1-1 after 7 days in a batch culture and was not growth associated. In a two-stage culture, glycerol and oleic acid were used as an initial and a feeding carbon source, respectively, and 41 g 1-1 biosurfactant was produced after 8 days.