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See detailCharacterization of three new carboxylic ester hydrolases isolated by functional screening of a forest-soil metagenomic library
Biver, Sophie ULg; Vandenbol, Micheline ULg

in Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology (2013), 40(2), 191-200

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See detailReal-time monitoring of cell viability and cell density on the basis of a three dimensional optical reflectance method (3D-ORM): investigation of the effect of sub-lethal and lethal injuries
Brognaux, Alison ULg; Bugge, Jörg; Schwartz, Friedel et al

in Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology (2013)

Cell density and cell viability have been followed on-line by using a three-dimensional optical reflectance method (3D-ORM) probe. This method has allowed to highlight the differences between a well-mixed ... [more ▼]

Cell density and cell viability have been followed on-line by using a three-dimensional optical reflectance method (3D-ORM) probe. This method has allowed to highlight the differences between a well-mixed and a scale-down bioreactor configured in order to reproduce mixing deficiencies during a fed-batch culture of E. coli. These differences have been observed both for the obscuration factor (OBF) and the coincidence probability (COP) delivered by the probe. These parameters are correlated to flow cytometry measurement based on the PI-uptake test and cell density based on optical density measurement. This first set of results has pointed out the fact that the 3D-ORM probe is sensitive to sub-lethal injuries encountered by microbial cells in process-related conditions. The effect of lethal injuries has been further investigated on the basis of additional experiments involving heat stress and a sharp increase of the OBF has been observed indicating that cells are effectively injured by the increase of temperature. However, further improvement of the probe are needed in order to give access to single-cell measurements. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence of bioreactor hydraulic characteristics on a Saccharomyces cerevisiae fed-batch culture: hydrodynamic modelling and scale-down investigations.
Lejeune, Annick ULg; Delvigne, Frank ULg; Thonart, Philippe ULg

in Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology (2010), 37

Yeast is a widely used microorganism at the industrial level because of its biomass and metabolite production capabilities. However, due to its sensitivity to the glucose effect, problems occur during ... [more ▼]

Yeast is a widely used microorganism at the industrial level because of its biomass and metabolite production capabilities. However, due to its sensitivity to the glucose effect, problems occur during scale-up to the industrial scale. Hydrodynamic conditions are not ideal in large-scale bioreactors, and glucose concentration gradients can arise when these bioreactors are operating in fed-batch mode. We have studied the effects of such gradients in a scale-down reactor, which consists of a mixed part linked to a non-mixed part by a recirculation pump, in order to mimic the hydrodynamic conditions encountered at the large scale. During the fermentation tests in the scale-down reactor, there was a drop in both biomass yield (ratio between the biomass produced and the glucose added) and trehalose production and an increase in both fermentation time (time between inoculation and beginning of stationary phase) and ethanol production. We have developed a stochastic model which explains these effects as the result of an induction process determined mainly by the hydrodynamic conditions. The concentration profiles experienced by the microorganisms during the scale-down tests were expressed and linked to the biomass yields of the scale-down tests. [less ▲]

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See detailThe use of Macronet resins to recover decalactone produced by Rhodotorula aurantiaca from the culture broth
Alchihab, Mohamed ULg; Aldric, Jean-Marc ULg; Aguedo, Mario ULg et al

in Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology (2010), 37(2), 167-172

During the biotransformation of castor oil into -decalactone, R. aurantiaca produced both the lactone form and its precursor (4-hydroxydecanoic acid). After six days of culture, a maximum yield of ... [more ▼]

During the biotransformation of castor oil into -decalactone, R. aurantiaca produced both the lactone form and its precursor (4-hydroxydecanoic acid). After six days of culture, a maximum yield of -decalactone of 6.5 g/l was obtained. The parameters of -decalactone adsorption on three Macronet resins (MN-202, MN-102 and MN-100) were investigated in water. Adsorption isotherms of -decalactone for the three Macronet resins were linear. The trapping of -decalactone produced by R. aurantiaca on these resins was then carried out. -Decalactone was eVectively retained by all the studied Macronet resins. The resin MN-202 trapped -decalactone more eYciently than MN-102 and MN-100. The percentages of -decalactone adsorbed on the resins MN-202, MN-102 and MN-100 were, respectively, 85, 75 and 81%, whereas around 70% of the adsorbed -decalactone was then desorbed. We propose an industrial process that uses Macronet resins to extract -decalactone from culture broth of R. aurantiaca. [less ▲]

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See detailInvestigation of the effect of different extracellular factors on the lipase production by Yarrowia lipolityca on the basis of a scale-down approach
Kar, Tambi ULg; Delvigne, Frank ULg; Masson et al

in JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL MICROBIOLOGY & BIOTECHNOLOGY (2008), 35(9), 1053-1059

The influence of three extracellular factors (namely, the methyl oleate dispersion in the broth, the dissolved oxygen variations, and the pH fluctuation) on the lipase production by Y. lipolytica in batch ... [more ▼]

The influence of three extracellular factors (namely, the methyl oleate dispersion in the broth, the dissolved oxygen variations, and the pH fluctuation) on the lipase production by Y. lipolytica in batch bioreactor has been investigated in different scale-down apparatus. These systems allow to reproduce the hydrodynamic phenomena encountered in large-scale equipments for the three specified factors. The effects of the extracellular factors have been observed at three distinct levels: the microbial growth, the extracellular lipase production, and the induction of the gene LIP2 encoding for the main lipase of Y. lipolytica. Among the set of environmental factors investigated, the dissolved oxygen fluctuations generated in a controlled scale-down reactor (C-SDR) have led to the more pronounced physiological effect by decreasing the LIP2 gene expression level. The other environmental factors observed in a partitioned scale-down reactor, i.e., the methyl oleate dispersion and the pH fluctuations, have led to a less severe stress traduced only by a decrease of the microbial yield and thus of the extracellular lipase specific production rate. [less ▲]

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