Author(s): Yoon H, Klinzing G, Blanch HW
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Abstract A model for the growth of an organism on multiple substrates was developed, assuming that each substrate has a competitive inhibition effect on the uptake of other substrates. The model was extended to examine mixed substrates, showing that the coexistence of several species at steady state in continuous cultures is possible, even when all the organisms all strongly prefer the one substrate. The diversity of nutrient sources in a real system may be a key factor in supporting a heterogeneous microbial population.
This article was published in Biotechnol Bioeng
and referenced in Research & Reviews: Journal of Veterinary Sciences