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2003
Volume 6
Issue 1
Topic:
Biotechnology
ELECTRONIC
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POLISH
AGRICULTURAL
UNIVERSITIES
Sip A. , Grajek W. 2003. BIOSYNTHESIS OF DIVERCIN BY CARNOBACTERIUM DIVERGENS AS7 IN CONTINUOUS HIGH CELL DENSITY CULTURES, EJPAU 6(1), #02.
Available Online: http://www.ejpau.media.pl/volume6/issue1/biotechnology/abs-02.html

BIOSYNTHESIS OF DIVERCIN BY CARNOBACTERIUM DIVERGENS AS7 IN CONTINUOUS HIGH CELL DENSITY CULTURES

Anna Sip, W│odzimierz Grajek

 

ABSTRACT



Continuous cultures of Carnobacterium divergens AS7 with cell recycling were characterized with respect to their growth kinetics, fermentative activity and ability to biosynthesize the anti-listerial bacteriocin divercin. The experimental variables were dilution rates from 0.14 h-1 to 0.36 h-1 and a two-level recycling rate. The experiments demonstrated that dilution rate and cell recycling strongly influenced cell density in a bioreactor. With an increase in dilution rate, an increase in cell density was also observed. At D=0.36 h-1 the maximum cell density of 48 g d.m. l-1 was obtained. With long fermentation time and high cell density, the number of dead cells rapidly increased. In these experiments, when cell density increased 10-fold, the number of viable cells increased only 2-fold. It was found that divercin biosynthesis was reciprocally correlated to dilution rate. The greater dilution rate, the lower the volumetric productivity of

Key words: Divercin, Carnobacterium divergens, membrane bioreactor, high cell density culture.