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Isolation and characterization of a methanol utilizing yeast with high cell yield

  • P. Jara
  • J. J. Allais
  • J. Baratti
Industrial Microbiology

Summary

A yeast (Pichia pastoris strain CMB 10) growing on methanol as sole carbon and energy source was isolated. The high growth rate (0.235·h−1 at pH 5) and high cell yield (0.41 g cell per g methanol at pH 3.5) of this strain are of interest for production of single cell protein (SCP). Other advantages of the strain are: low maintenance coefficient (m=9.5 mg·g−1·h−1), high affinity for methanol (Ks=100 mg·l−1), possibility of non aseptic culture at low pH (pH 3.5), equilibrated amino acid profile and flocculating properties.

Keywords

Methanol Growth Rate Energy Source High Growth High Growth Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Jara
    • 1
  • J. J. Allais
    • 1
  • J. Baratti
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Chimie BactérienneCentre National de la Recherche ScientifiqueMarseille, Cedex 9France

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