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Lead(II) uptake during baker's yeast production by aerobic fermentation of molasses

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Skountzou, P, Soupioni, M, Bekatorou, A, Kanellaki, M, Koutinas, AA, Marchant, R and Banat, Ibrahim (2003) Lead(II) uptake during baker's yeast production by aerobic fermentation of molasses. PROCESS BIOCHEMISTRY, 38 (10). pp. 1479-1482. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1016/S0032-9592(03)00023-2


Lead(II) removal through biosorption on baker's yeast during biomass production was studied to estimate the level of uptake from contaminated molasses medium and to monitor its impact on cell growth. Lead(II) additions had significant negative effects on growth. Concentrations above 50 mgl(-1) resulted in a 50% reduction in growth rate and 60% lower overall biomass yields compared to controls. Nevertheless, the decrease in yeast biomass did not lead to decreased lead(II) uptake, on the contrary the biosorption ability was higher at higher initial lead(II) concentrations. (C) 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Pharmaceutical Science and Practice
ID Code:2723
Deposited By:Professor Roger Marchant
Deposited On:15 Dec 2009 20:28
Last Modified:16 May 2012 12:12

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