Infra-red Spectral analysis of Taxol Produced by Different Species of PestalotiopsisKathiravan G1*, Sri Raman V2, Rajangam B3 and Rajasekar A1
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. G. Kathiravan
Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology
Vel’s University, Chennai-600 117, Tamilnadu, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: September 08, 2014; Accepted date: September 22, 2014; Published date: September 25, 2014
Citation: Kathiravan G, Sri Raman V, Rajangam B, Rajasekar A (2014) Infra-red Spectral analysis of Taxol Produced by Different Species of Pestalotiopsis. J Anal Bioanal Tech 5:205 doi: 10.4172/2155-9872.1000205
Copyright: © 2014 Kathiravan G, 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 credited.
Twenty species of Pestolotiopsis were isolated from different hosts and screened for the production of an anticancer drug taxol. Taxol production was confirmed in all the 20 fungi by ultra violet (UV) spectroscopic analysis, and Infra-red Spectrum analysis (IR). The taxol produced by the fungi was compared with that of standard taxol. The taxol from the selected fungi were identical with authentic taxol.