Modelling production of extracellular polymeric substances in a Pseudomonas aeruginosa chemostat culture
Kommedal, R., Bakke, R., Dockery, J. and Stoodley, P. (2001) Modelling production of extracellular polymeric substances in a Pseudomonas aeruginosa chemostat culture. Water Science and Technology, 43, (6), 129-134.
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Formation of extracellular polymeric substances (EPSs) by mucoid Pseudomonas aeruginosa was investigated using literature data from chemostat cultures. The data were used to calibrate a product formation regime allowing substrate sufficient and endogenous EPS formation. Yield coefficients for both formation conditions were elucidated based on metabolic pathway analysis. Growth and non-growth related specific formation rates of 0.18 g CEPS/g Ccell/h and 0.03 1/h were estimated, respectively. The exogenous and endogenous EPS yield was found to be 0.77 g CEPS/g Cglu and 0.79 g CEPS/g Ccell, respectively. Being structurally equivalent to comprehensive maintenance models, this model allows for non-growth related product formation, showing the same quality of fit as previous models restricted to exogenous EPS precursors.
|Subjects:||Q Science > QR Microbiology|
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Engineering Materials & Surface Engineering
|Date Deposited:||09 Jun 2010 16:35|
|Last Modified:||19 Jul 2013 01:08|
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