Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 14, Issue 11, pp 1081–1084 | Cite as

Determination of the energy maintenance coefficient ofZymomonas mobilis

  • Oliveira E. G. 
  • Morais J. O. 
  • Pereira N. Jr.


Continuous culture experiments withZymomonas mobilis Z-1-81, indicated the existence of linearity between specific substrate uptake rates and dilution rates. The value of the energy maintenance coefficient was estimated at 2,521 g/g.h. The percentage of carbon used for maintenance energy was shown to increase with the decrease in the dilution rate.


Organic Chemistry Specific Substrate Uptake Rate Bioorganic Chemistry Dilution Rate 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Oliveira E. G. 
    • 1
  • Morais J. O. 
    • 2
  • Pereira N. Jr.
    • 3
  1. 1.Departamento de Engenharia Química CTEC/UFALMaceióBrasil
  2. 2.Departamento de Antibióticos UFPERecifeBrasil
  3. 3.Departamento de Engenharia Bioquímica da EQ/UFRJIlha do FundãoBrasil

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