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Sugar Beet Molasses as a Potential C-Substrate for PHA Production by Cupriavidus necator

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Basic Department of Biotechnology, School of Fundamental Biology and Biotechnology, Siberian Federal University, 79 Svobodnyi Av., 660041 Krasnoyarsk, Russia
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Institute of Biophysics SB RAS, Federal Research Center “Krasnoyarsk Science Center SB RAS”, 50/50 Akademgorodok, 660036 Krasnoyarsk, Russia
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Academic Editor: Martin Koller
Bioengineering 2022, 9(4), 154; https://doi.org/10.3390/bioengineering9040154
Received: 2 March 2022 / Revised: 27 March 2022 / Accepted: 1 April 2022 / Published: 4 April 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) Production, Volume 3)
To increase the availability and expand the raw material base, the production of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) by the wild strain Cupriavidus necator B-10646 on hydrolysates of sugar beet molasses was studied. The hydrolysis of molasses was carried out using β-fructofuranosidase, which provides a high conversion of sucrose (88.9%) to hexoses. We showed the necessity to adjust the chemical composition of molasses hydrolysate to balance with the physiological needs of C. necator B-10646 and reduce excess sugars and nitrogen and eliminate phosphorus deficiency. The modes of cultivation of bacteria on diluted hydrolyzed molasses with the controlled feeding of phosphorus and glucose were implemented. Depending on the ratio of sugars introduced into the bacterial culture due to the molasses hydrolysate and glucose additions, the bacterial biomass concentration was obtained from 20–25 to 80–85 g/L with a polymer content up to 80%. The hydrolysates of molasses containing trace amounts of propionate and valerate were used to synthesize a P(3HB-co-3HV) copolymer with minor inclusions of 3-hydroxyvlaerate monomers. The introduction of precursors into the medium ensured the synthesis of copolymers with reduced values of the degree of crystallinity, containing, in addition to 3HB, monomers 3HB, 4HB, or 3HHx in an amount of 12–16 mol.%. View Full-Text
Keywords: sugar beet molasses; hydrolysis; Cupriavidus necator; synthesis; properties of PHA sugar beet molasses; hydrolysis; Cupriavidus necator; synthesis; properties of PHA
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Kiselev, E.G.; Demidenko, A.V.; Zhila, N.O.; Shishatskaya, E.I.; Volova, T.G. Sugar Beet Molasses as a Potential C-Substrate for PHA Production by Cupriavidus necator. Bioengineering 2022, 9, 154. https://doi.org/10.3390/bioengineering9040154

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Kiselev EG, Demidenko AV, Zhila NO, Shishatskaya EI, Volova TG. Sugar Beet Molasses as a Potential C-Substrate for PHA Production by Cupriavidus necator. Bioengineering. 2022; 9(4):154. https://doi.org/10.3390/bioengineering9040154

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Kiselev, Evgeniy G., Aleksey V. Demidenko, Natalia O. Zhila, Ekaterina I. Shishatskaya, and Tatiana G. Volova. 2022. "Sugar Beet Molasses as a Potential C-Substrate for PHA Production by Cupriavidus necator" Bioengineering 9, no. 4: 154. https://doi.org/10.3390/bioengineering9040154

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