Allison Leyton

Allison Leyton
Universidad de La Frontera · Departamento de Ingeniería Química

PhD Engineering Chemistry and Biotechnology

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Introduction
Allison Leyton currently works at the Departamento de Ingeniería Química, Universidad de La Frontera. Allison does research in Microbiology, Biotechnology and Molecular Biology. Their most recent publication is 'Aqueous Extraction of the Sulfated Polysaccharide Ulvan from the Green Alga Ulva rigida—Kinetics and Modeling'.

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Publications (20)
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The carotenogenic thraustochytrid Thraustochytrium sp. RT2316-16 was grown in batch and repeated-batch cultures using different feeds containing glucose, or glycerol, and yeast extract, for the production of lipids, phospholipids and carotenoids. RT2316-16 produced canthaxanthin, astaxanthin and β-carotene. The effects of biotin, ascorbic acid, lig...
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Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and carotenoids are needed as human dietary supplements and are essential components in commercial feeds for the production of aquacultured seafood. Microorganisms such as thraustochytrids are potential natural sources of these compounds. This research reports on the lipid and carotenoid prod...
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Seaweed processing generates liquid fraction residual that could be used as a low-cost nutrient source for microbial production of metabolites. The Rhodotorula strain is able to produce antimicrobial compounds known as sophorolipids. Our aim was to evaluate sophorolipid production, with antibacterial activity, by marine Rhodotorula rubra using liqu...
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Oblongichytrium RT2316-13 synthesizes lipids rich in eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). The content of these fatty acids in the total lipids depended on growth temperature. Sequencing technology was used in this work to examine the thraustochytrid's response to a decrease in growth temperature from 15 • C to 5 • C. Around 4...
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In recent decades products of marine origin have been the subject of intense investigation; new substances with pharmacological and nutraceutical properties have been discovered. On the other hand, processes more economical and friendly to the environment to produce biocompounds are needed. One alternative is biorefinery for the production of diver...
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Production of biomass and lipids in batch cultures of the Antarctic thraustochytrid Oblongichytrium sp. RT2316‐13, is reported. The microorganism proved capable of producing nearly 67% docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and 15% eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) in its total lipid fraction. Biomass with a maximum total lipid content of 33.5% (w/w) could be produc...
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Thraustochytrids have been isolated from different aquatic systems; however, few studies have reported their occurrence in Antarctica. In this study, 13 strains close to strains belonging to the genera Oblongichytrium, Thraustochytrium, and Aurantiochytrium were isolated from seawater samples collected near the Antarctic Base Professor Julio Escude...
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Aims: To evaluate an aqueous extract of M. pyrifera as a nutrient source for the production of carotenoids by a marine Rhodotorula mucilaginosa isolated from seaweed samples. Materials and results: The effect of different culture conditions on the concentration of biomass and total pigments was evaluated using a Box-Behnken experimental design....
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Total lipids and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) production by a Chilean isolated thraustochytrid were evaluated under different growth conditions in shake flasks. The analyzed strain was identified as Thraustochytrium striatum according to an 18S rRNA gene sequence analysis. The strain (T. striatum AL16) showed negligible growth in media prepared with...
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The incentives for utilizing a versatile range of renewable feedstocks in novel ways are continuously increasing. Sulfated polysaccharides from green algae, such as ulvan, are interesting due to the rare sugar constituents which can be utilized for new materials and chemicals in industry. However, before valorization fractionation needs to be perfo...
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The commercial importance of brown seaweed has been increasing over the past decade, especially due to industries interested in the extraction of phycocolloids and, more recently, of polyphenol compounds such as phlorotannins. The objective of this work was to optimize the extraction conditions of carbohydrates and phlorotannins from Macrocystis py...
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Phlorotannins are secondary metabolites produced by brown seaweed, which are known for their nutraceutical and pharmacological properties. The aim of this work was to determine the type of macroporous resin and the conditions of operation that improve the purification of phlorotannins extracted from brown seaweed, Macrocystis pyrifera. For the puri...
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Production of docosahexasaenoic acid (DHA) by a native Labyrinthulomycetes strain, Thraustochytriidae sp. TN5, whose growth characteristics present some differences to related strains, was scaled from shaken flask to a laboratory fermentor. The effect of the growth medium composition and growth conditions for (i) biomass production, (ii) lipid cont...
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The effect of extrusion of soybean (Glycine max), yellow lupin (Lupinus luteus), and linseed (Linum usitatissimum) on the activity of porcine pancreatic lipase (PPL) was evaluated through pH-Stat methodology with tributyrin emulsions in which the seed meals [extruded (E) and non-extruded (NE)] were dispersed. The seed meals affected PPL activity in...
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The effect of 8 factors [(with/without) daily mixing and moisture control, incubation time (t), temperature, ratio between dry substrate mass and bed’s cross section area (MA), inoculum size (spores/g), wheat germ content (WG), initial pH, and moisture content (M)] in the production of a prolyl endopeptidase (PEP) by Aspergillus niger ATCC 11414 in...
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Thraustochytrids are marine protists found throughout the world in estuarine and marine habitats. These microorganisms have attracted interest, because their lipids contain different long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). Those able to produce docosahexaenoic acid (C22:6 n-3, DHA) are the most studied because of the physiological importanc...

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