Improving Process Yield in Succinic Acid Production by Cell Recycling of Recombinant Corynebacterium glutamicum
AbstractAerobically cultivated cells of Corynebacterium glutamicum produce mixed organic acids, including succinic acid (SA), from glucose when the cells are transferred to oxygen-deprived conditions. Genetic modification, including inactivation of lactate dehydrogenase and overexpression of pyruvate carboxylase, allows this microbe to be an efficient SA producer under the conditions of oxygen deprivation. High productivity and high titers can be achieved in the production process by using the genetically engineered strain of C. glutamicum under the given conditions. However, glucose consumption for cell preparation decreases process yield (defined as the quantity of SA produced divided by the total quantity of glucose used in cell preparation and SA production). In this study, we investigated cell recycle fed-batch fermentation for SA production to improve the process yield by reducing the effect of glucose consumption for cell preparation on the process yield. A genetically stable and markerless strain, harboring nine genomic copies of the pyruvate carboxylase gene, was newly constructed and used for cell recycle fermentation. During 26 reaction cycles, only 0.7% decrease in specific productivity per reaction was observed. Overall, the process yield was improved by 79% compared to that in a single fed-batch reaction without cell recycling. View Full-Text
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Jojima, T.; Noburyu, R.; Suda, M.; Okino, S.; Yukawa, H.; Inui, M. Improving Process Yield in Succinic Acid Production by Cell Recycling of Recombinant Corynebacterium glutamicum. Fermentation 2016, 2, 5.
Jojima T, Noburyu R, Suda M, Okino S, Yukawa H, Inui M. Improving Process Yield in Succinic Acid Production by Cell Recycling of Recombinant Corynebacterium glutamicum. Fermentation. 2016; 2(1):5.Chicago/Turabian Style
Jojima, Toru; Noburyu, Ryoji; Suda, Masako; Okino, Shohei; Yukawa, Hideaki; Inui, Maysayuki. 2016. "Improving Process Yield in Succinic Acid Production by Cell Recycling of Recombinant Corynebacterium glutamicum." Fermentation 2, no. 1: 5.
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