Methods for quantification of growth and productivity in anaerobic microbiology and biotechnology

Lisa-Maria Mauerhofer, Patricia Pappenreiter, Christian Paulik, Arne H Seifert, Sébastien Bernacchi, Simon K-M R Rittmann (Korresp. Autor*in)

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    Anaerobic microorganisms (anaerobes) possess a fascinating metabolic versatility. This characteristic makes anaerobes interesting candidates for physiological studies and utilizable as microbial cell factories. To investigate the physiological characteristics of an anaerobic microbial population, yield, productivity, specific growth rate, biomass production, substrate uptake, and product formation are regarded as essential variables. The determination of those variables in distinct cultivation systems may be achieved by using different techniques for sampling, measuring of growth, substrate uptake, and product formation kinetics. In this review, a comprehensive overview of methods is presented, and the applicability is discussed in the frame of anaerobic microbiology and biotechnology.

    Seiten (von - bis)321–360
    FachzeitschriftFolia Microbiologica
    Frühes Online-Datum16 Nov. 2018
    PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - Mai 2019

    ÖFOS 2012

    • 106022 Mikrobiologie
    • 209006 Industrielle Biotechnologie