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ERIC Number: EJ941077
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Production of a Biopolymer at Reactor Scale: A Laboratory Experience
Genc, Rukan; Rodriguez-Couto, Susana
Journal of Chemical Education, v88 n8 p1175-1177 Aug 2011
Undergraduate students of biotechnology became familiar with several aspects of bioreactor operation via the production of xanthan gum, an industrially relevant biopolymer, by "Xanthomonas campestris" bacteria. The xanthan gum was extracted from the fermentation broth and the yield coefficient and productivity were calculated. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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