Effects of Culture Conditions on Poly(beta-Hydroxybutyric Acid) Production by Haloferax mediterranei.

@article{Lillo1990EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of Culture Conditions on Poly(beta-Hydroxybutyric Acid) Production by Haloferax mediterranei.},
  author={Jose Garcia Lillo and Francisco Rodr{\'i}guez-Valera},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1990},
  volume={56 8},
  pages={2517-2521}
}
The halobacterium Haloferax mediterranei accumulates poly(beta-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB) as intracellular granules. The conditions for PHB production in batch and continuous cultures have been studied and optimized. Phosphate limitation is essential for PHB accumulation in large quantities. Glucose and starch are the best carbon sources. With 2% starch, 0.00375% KH(2)PO(4), and 0.2% NH(4)Cl in batch culture, a production of ca. 6 g of PHB per liter was reached, being 60% of the total biomass dry… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 49 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…