Pre-coating of microbial cells by hydrophobic reagents on immobilization

  title={Pre-coating of microbial cells by hydrophobic reagents on immobilization},
  author={Minoru Kumakura and I. Kaetsu},
  journal={Biotechnology Letters},
SummaryStreptomyces phaeochromogenes cells were immobilized in a polymer matrix of 2-hydroxyethyl methacylate (HEMA) by irradiation-induced polymerization of the monomer frozen with the cells. The matrix with entrapped cells was cut into flakes. Activity of glucose isomerase in the matrix was 70–80% of that in non-immobilized cells, and the Michaelis constant was similar (0.36–0.38M). Leakage of cells from the immobilized matrix was prevented by coating the cells with hydrophobic monomers (e.g… 
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