Growth of the thermotolerant yeast, Candida valida, on ethanol: Dependences of maximal growth rate and cell biomass yield on temperature

  • T. A. Chistyakova
  • I. G. Minkevich
  • V. K. Eroshin
Applied Microbiology


Growth of Candida valida on ethanol in pH-auxostat and chemostat has been studied. Maximal growth rate, μm, and cell biomass yield, Ys, display the Arrhenius dependence on temperature within the ranges 18°–30° C and 30°–36° C and an abrupt fall above 36° C. The temprature dependence of both parameters has breaks at 30° C and 36° C. Activation energies have been measured for both μm and Ys. The reason for a weaker effect of temperature on Ys than on μm is discussed.


Biomass Growth Rate Activation Energy Candida Biomass Yield 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. A. Chistyakova
    • 1
  • I. G. Minkevich
    • 1
  • V. K. Eroshin
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of MicroorganismsUSSR Academy of SciencesPushchinoUSSR

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