Growth rate dependence of solventogenesis and solvents produced byClostridium beijerinckii

  title={Growth rate dependence of solventogenesis and solvents produced byClostridium beijerinckii},
  author={Ishtiaq Ahmed and R. A. Ross and Virendra K. Mathur and William R. Chesbro},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
Acidogenesis and solventogenesis byClostridium beijerinckii NRRL B-593 has been studied in batch growth, and in sucrose-limited chemostat and recycling fermentor growth. Cells grown in batch culture without pH control primarily produced either butyric and acetic acids, or these acids plus butanol, ethanol and isopropanol in ratios depending on the medium's content of reducing agent, calcium and iron. Cells in chemostat-culture at a mass doubling time (td) of 5.8 h produced primarily butyric and… CONTINUE READING
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