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DOI 10.1016/j.mib.2015.02.002
Title (Primary) Guiding bioprocess design by microbial ecology
Author Volmer, J.; Schmid, A.; Bühler, B.
Source Titel Current Opinion in Microbiology
Year 2015
Department SOMA
Volume 25
Page From 25
Page To 32
Language englisch
UFZ wide themes MIKAT; RU4;
Abstract Industrial bioprocess development is driven by profitability and eco-efficiency. It profits from an early stage definition of process and biocatalyst design objectives. Microbial bioprocess environments can be considered as synthetic technical microbial ecosystems. Natural systems follow Darwinian evolution principles aiming at survival and reproduction. Technical systems objectives are eco-efficiency, productivity, and profitable production. Deciphering technical microbial ecology reveals differences and similarities of natural and technical systems objectives, which are discussed in this review in view of biocatalyst and process design and engineering strategies. Strategies for handling opposing objectives of natural and technical systems and for exploiting and engineering natural properties of microorganisms for technical systems are reviewed based on examples. This illustrates the relevance of considering microbial ecology for bioprocess design and the potential for exploitation by synthetic biology strategies.
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Volmer, J., Schmid, A., Bühler, B. (2015):
Guiding bioprocess design by microbial ecology
Curr. Opin. Microbiol. 25 , 25 - 32 10.1016/j.mib.2015.02.002