Characterization of anodic respiration by Pseudomonas putida in stirred-tank bioreactors

Sarah Hintermayer, Doctoral Thesis Technical University of Munich, 2016

Anodic respiration could represent a possibility to selectively affect product formation by microorganisms. A stirred-tank bioreactor was modified so that sufficient convective mass transport in mediated anodic respiration could be achieved with a recombinant Pseudomonas putida. By controlling the redox potential in the medium, the production of para-hydroxybenzoic acid from citric acid could be increased by 70 % compared to aerobic respiration with Pseudomonas putida.



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