Optimization of Magnetosome Production and Growth by the Magnetotactic Vibrio Magnetovibrio blakemorei Strain MV-1 through a Statistics-Based Experimental Design

Karen T. Silva, Pedro E. Leao, Fernanda Abreu, Jimmy A. Lopez, Melissa L. Gutarra, Marcos Farina, Dennis A. Bazylinski, Denise M. G. Freire, Ulysses Lins*

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The growth and magnetosome production of the marine magnetotactic vibrio Magnetovibrio blakemorei strain MV-1 were optimized through a statistics-based experimental factorial design. In the optimized growth medium, maximum magnetite yields of 64.3 mg/liter in batch cultures and 26 mg/liter in a bioreactor were obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2823-2827
Number of pages5
JournalApplied and environmental microbiology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Apr-2013
Externally publishedYes



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