(482e) Optimize Fermentation Conditions By Using Glucose As a Substrate to Produce (R)-3-Hydroxybutyric Acid with Burkholderia Cepacia

Authors: 
Dong, G., SUNY-ESF
Liu, S., SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are degraded as promising polymers to substitute common plastics, the studies about PHAs have become more and more popular. Poly-(R)-3-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) is one of these attractive and commercially manufactured polyhydroxyalkanoates. (R)-3-hydroxybutyric acid (3-HBA) is a valuable monomer of PHB, which has wide potentials to be applied in industries and medical treatments. We use glucose as a substrate to optimize some fermentation conditions, such as temperature, to increase the concentration of 3-HBA during the batch fermentations with Burkholderia cepacia.

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