L-phenylalanine production with Escherichia coli reporter strains in a novel two-compartment bioreactor

(M.Sc. Manh Dat Hoang)

The application of a stirred-tank bioreactor with a ‘coiled flow inverter’ as a bypass revealed the effects of dynamic environmental conditions during the L-phenylalanine production with E. coli reporter strains, whose reporter proteins were monitored by flow cytometry. Fed-batch processes with increasing hydraulic residence times in the bypass led to a decreased cell growth and product formation. However, the level of population heterogeneity was reduced for selected cellular characteristics.


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