Author(s): Fritzsche C
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Abstract In a fermentor, a Mycobacterium sp. was grown on pyrene at defined oxygen concentrations in a range from 11.4 to 227 microM. The maximal growth rate (mumax = 0.057 h-1) and the dissolved oxygen half-saturation constant (KDO = 5.9 microM) were calculated. At 3.4 microM, the growth rate (mu = 0.011 h-1) was only half of what was expected from the kinetic data. Apparently, this was due to limitation of an oxygenase of pyrene degradation.
This article was published in Appl Environ Microbiol
and referenced in Journal of Bioremediation & Biodegradation