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Hydrogen production by Escherichia coli ΔhycA ΔlacI using cheese whey as substrate

dc.contributor.authorRosales Colunga, Luis Manuel
dc.contributor.authorRazo Flores, Elías
dc.contributor.authorOrdoñez Acevedo, Leandro Gabriel
dc.contributor.authorAlatriste Mondragón, Felipe
dc.contributor.authorDe León Rodríguez, Antonio
dc.identifier.citationLuis Manuel Rosales-Colunga, Elías Razo-Flores, Leandro G. Ordoñez, Felipe Alatriste-Mondragón, Antonio De León-Rodríguez, Hydrogen production by Escherichia coli ΔhycA ΔlacI using cheese whey as substrate, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 35, Issue 2, 2010, Pages 491-499.
dc.description.abstract"This study reports a fermentative hydrogen production by Escherichia coli using cheese whey as substrate. To improve the biohydrogen production, an E. coli ΔhycA ΔlacI strain (WDHL) was constructed. The absence of hycA and lacI genes had a positive effect on the biohydrogen production. The strain produced 22% more biohydrogen in a shorter time than the wild-type (WT) strain. A Box-Behnken experimental design was used to optimize pH, temperature and substrate concentration. The optimal initial conditions for biohydrogen production by WDHL strain were pH 7.5, 37 °C and 20 g/L of cheese whey. The specific production rate was improved from 3.29 mL H2/optical density at 600 nm (OD600nm) unit-h produced by WDHL under non-optimal conditions to 5.88 mL H2/OD600nm unit-h under optimal conditions. Using optimal initial conditions, galactose can be metabolized by WDHL strain. The maximum yield obtained was 2.74 mol H2/mol lactose consumed, which is comparable with the yield reached in other hydrogen production processes with Clostridium sp. or mixed cultures."
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dc.subjectDark fermentation
dc.subject.classificationBIOLOGÍA Y QUÍMICA
dc.titleHydrogen production by Escherichia coli ΔhycA ΔlacI using cheese whey as substrate
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