Coenzyme Q10 production by Rhodobacter sphaeroides in stirred tank and in airlift bioreactor.

@article{Yen2009CoenzymeQP,
  title={Coenzyme Q10 production by Rhodobacter sphaeroides in stirred tank and in airlift bioreactor.},
  author={Hong-Wei Yen and Tsu-Yuan Shih},
  journal={Bioprocess and biosystems engineering},
  year={2009},
  volume={32 6},
  pages={711-6}
}
A higher Coenzyme Q(10) (CoQ(10)) concentration of 25.04 mg/l was found in airlift bioreactor than the value of 18.11 mg/l obtained in stirred tank under the aerobic-dark cultivation of Rhodobacter sphaeroides. Aeration rate didn't show obvious impact to CoQ(10) production in airlift bioreactor. The fed-batch operation in airlift bioreactor could increase the biomass concentration and led to the maximum CoQ(10) concentration of 33.91 mg/l measured, but a lower CoQ(10) cell content (3.5 mg CoQ… CONTINUE READING