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Advances in citric acid fermentation by Aspergillus niger: Biochemical aspects, membrane transport and modeling

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14833 1258 2007 20 PDF Available
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Advances in citric acid fermentation by Aspergillus niger: Biochemical aspects, membrane transport and modeling
Abstract

Citric acid is regarded as a metabolite of energy metabolism, of which the concentration will rise to appreciable amounts only under conditions of substantive metabolic imbalances. Citric acid fermentation conditions were established during the 1930s and 1940s, when the effects of various medium components were evaluated. The biochemical mechanism by which Aspergillus niger accumulates citric acid has continued to attract interest even though its commercial production by fermentation has been established for decades. Although extensive basic biochemical research has been carried out with A. niger, the understanding of the events relevant for citric acid accumulation is not completely understood. This review is focused on citric acid fermentation by A. niger. Emphasis is given to aspects of fermentation biochemistry, membrane transport in A. niger and modeling of the production process.

Keywords
Citric acid; Aspergillus niger
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Biotechnology Advances - Volume 25, Issue 3, May–June 2007, Pages 244–263
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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