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Bioresource technology

The feasibility of growing cells of Saccharomyces cerevisiae for citronellol production in a continuous-closed-gas-loop bioreactor (CCGLB).


PMID 21835610

Abstract

The present work aims to address the gas-phase biotransformation of geraniol into citronellol using growing cells of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (baker's yeast) in a continuous-closed-gas-loop bioreactor (CCGLB). This study revealed that the gaseous geraniol had a severe effect on the production of biomass during the growing cell biotransformation resulting in the decrease in the specific growth rate from 0.07 to 0.05 h⁻¹. The rate of reaction of the growing cell biotransformation was strongly affected by agitation and substrate flow rates. The highest citronellol concentration of 1.18 g/L and initial rate of reaction of 7.06 × 10⁻⁴ g/min g(cell) were obtained at 500 rpm and 8 L/min, respectively.