Carob Fruit as Source of Carbon and Energy for Production of Saccharomyces cerevisiae

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Carob (Ceratonia siliqua L.) aqueous extracts were prepared from carob pods and kibble (pods minus seeds) particles of 0.5 to 1.0 cm diameter, at 45 °C for 2hr. Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells were grown on extracts by fed-batch method at 32 oC, an optimal pH 5.5, and shaking at 300 rpm for 10 h. The cell yield and yield coefficient were 12.6 % and 0.27 g /g… (More)

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