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Optimal growth rate conditions of microorganisms

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The aim of review was to evaluate optimal conditions for microorganisms growth from different taxa, including yeast, bacteria and algae. Maximal efficiency of yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae propagation occurs in aerated and constant low concentration of sugar medium. Optimal conditions for effective fermentation require high concentration of sugar which is converted into ethanol, however the produced alcohol cause stress and too high concentration of alcohol limit yeast growth. Bacteria such as Escherichia coli are also found to produce FAME, a particular product where efficiency of production strictly depends on FFA concentration. Algae Chlorella vulgaris accumulates lipids under nitrogen limit, but inhibited cell growth and division results. Optimal conditions of microorganisms growth depends on expected products and sources which are necessary to initiate particular metabolic pathway, required for production of specific product.
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  • Department of Bioenergy Technologies, Faculty of Biology and Agriculture, University of Rzeszow, Poland
  • Department of Biochemistry, University of Silesia, Poland
  • Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada
  • Faculty of Biology and Agriculture, University of Rzeszow, Poland
  • Department of Genetics, Branch Campus of the Faculty of Biotechnology, Rzeszow University, Poland
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