Microbial conversion of synthetic and food waste-derived volatile fatty acids to lipids.

@article{Vajpeyi2015MicrobialCO,
  title={Microbial conversion of synthetic and food waste-derived volatile fatty acids to lipids.},
  author={Shashwat Vajpeyi and Kartik Chandran},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  year={2015},
  volume={188},
  pages={49-55}
}
Lipid accumulation in the oleaginous yeast Cryptococcus albidus was evaluated using mixtures of volatile fatty acids (VFA) as substrates. In general, batch growth under nitrogen limitation led to higher lipid accumulation using synthetic VFA. During batch growth, an initial COD:N ratio of 25:1mg COD:mg N led to maximum intracellular lipid accumulation (28.3 ± 0.7% g/g dry cell weight), which is the maximum reported for C. albidus using VFA as the carbon source, without compromising growth… CONTINUE READING
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