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Quantitative differential monitoring of the metabolic activity of Corynebacterium glutamicum cultures utilizing a light-addressable potentiometric sensor system

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Applying biosensors for evaluation of the extracellular acidification of microorganisms in various biotechnological fermentation processes is on demand. An early stage detection of disturbances in the production line would avoid costly interventions related to metabolically inactive microorganisms. Furthermore, the determination of the number of living cells through cell plating procedure after cultivations is known as time- and material-consuming. In this work, a differential light-addressable potentiometric sensor (LAPS) system was developed to monitor the metabolic activity of Corynebacterium glutamicum (C. glutamicum ATCC13032) as typical microorganism in fermentation processes. In this context, the number of living cells in suspensions was directly determined utilizing the read-out principle of the LAPS system. The planar sensor surface of the LAPS design allows to fixate 3D-printed multi-chamber structures, which enables differential measurements. In this way, undesirable external influences such as pH variations of the medium and sensor signal drift can be compensated.
Tijdschrift: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
ISSN: 0956-5663
Volume: 139
Aantal pagina's: 6
Jaar van publicatie:2019
Trefwoorden:Biochemie & -fysica en Moleculaire biologie, Analytische, anorganische en nucleaire scheikunde, Fysische scheikunde, Microbiologie