A fermenting microorganism involved in formation of ortho-dihydroxyisoflavones (ODIs) during aging of doenjang (Korean fermented soybean paste) has been investigated. Microorganisms in ODI-containing doenjang were isolated by cultivating on yeast mold (YM) agar medium containing 0-7% NaCl. ODI formation of the isolated strains was examined by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) analysis after cultivation in modified YM broth or soybean extract medium. An ODI-producing microbe was identified as Bacillus subtilis HS-1 based on 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis. The strain has produced 8-hydroxydaidzein as a major product during growth in the modified YM broth or soybean extract medium. Therefore, it was concluded that one of the microorganisms involved in the formation of ODIs in doenjang was B. subtilis HS-1.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Food Science and Biotechnology|
|State||Published - Aug 2009|
- Bacillus subtilis