Role of cultivation media in the development of yeast strains for large scale industrial use

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The composition of cultivation media in relation to strain development for industrial application is reviewed. Heterologous protein production and pentose utilization by Saccharomyces cerevisiae are used to illustrate the influence of media composition at different stages of strain construction and strain development. The effects of complex, defined and industrial media are compared. Auxotrophic strains and strain stability are discussed. Media for heterologous protein production and for bulk bio-commodity production are summarized.


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  • Industrial Biotechnology
Original languageEnglish
JournalMicrobial Cell Factories
Issue numberArt. No. 31
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Publication categoryResearch