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Single-cell protein from methanol with Enterobacter aerogenes.

Authors
  • Gnan, S O1
  • Abodreheba, A O
  • 1 Department of Food Science, University of El-Fateh, Tripoli, Libya.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Biotechnology and bioengineering
Publication Date
February 1987
Volume
29
Issue
3
Pages
355–357
Identifiers
PMID: 18576425
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

An identifiedEnterobacter aerogenesutilizing methanol as a sole carbon source was studied for the optimization of biomass production and the reduction of its nucleic acid content. Results indicated that the highest yield and conversion were obtained at 0.5% methanol. The addition of seawater as a source of trace elements has an adverse effect. However, the addition of urea as source of nitrogen enhanced the growth of E. aerogenes. Heat shock at 60 degrees C for 1 min followed by incubation at 50 degrees C for 2 h caused 72.6% reduction in the nucleic acid.

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