Enhanced production of lactic acid through the use of a novel aqueous two-phase system as an extractive fermentation system

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Abstract (1/2-em) In order to enhance the productivity of lactic acid and reduce the end-product inhibition of fermentation, the partitioning and growth of four different strains of lactic acid bacteria in three different aqueous two-phase systems were studied. Polyethyleneglycol/ dextran, polyethyleneglycol/hydroxypropyl starch polymer (HPS), and a random copolymer of ethylene oxide and propylene oxide (EO-PO)/HPS were used as polymer systems. One strain each of Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis and of Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. delbrueckii partitioned completely to the interface and bottom phase in two-phase systems with low polymer concentrations of EO-PO/HPS100 and EO-PO/ HPS200. The growth and production of lactic acid by two of three L. lactis strains in a two-phase system with 5.5% (w/w) EO-PO and 12.0% (w/w) HPS100 were reduced by less than 10% compared with a reference fermentation in a normal growth medium. The viability of L. lactis subsp. lactis ATCC 19435 was maintained for at least 501/4-em h and with four top-phase replacements during extractive fermentation in the EO-PO/HPS100 system. Moreover, when cell density reached the stationary phase in the first extractive fermentation, the lactate production in this aqueous two-phase system was maintained.


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Sidor (från-till)737-743
TidskriftApplied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Utgåva nummer6
StatusPublished - 1996
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