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A novel fed-batch process based on the biology of Aurantiochytrium sp. KRS101 for the production of biodiesel and docosahexaenoic acid.
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PMID:  23206808     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The biology of Aurantiochytrium sp. KRS101 was thoroughly investigated to enhance its production of biodiesel and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Nutrients and salinity were optimized to prevent biomass loss due to cell rupture. Calculation of yield coefficients showed that nitrogen was mostly responsible for the early stage of cell growth or division, whereas carbon was necessary for the entire process of cell development, particularly cell enlargement during late stages. Using these distinctive yield coefficients, a modified fed-batch cultivation method was designed, resulting in increases in palmitic acid (PA) and DHA production of up to 137% and 29%, respectively. This modified fed-batch cultivation method, using appropriate supplies of nitrogen and carbon, may improve the yields of PA and DHA, thus expanding the biotechnological applications of Aurantiochytrium sp. KRS101.
Kyochan Kim; Eun Jung Kim; Byung-Gon Ryu; Soojung Park; Yoon-E Choi; Ji-Won Yang
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bioresource technology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-2976     ISO Abbreviation:  Bioresour. Technol.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9889523     Medline TA:  Bioresour Technol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, KAIST, 335 Gwahak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701, Republic of Korea.
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