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Applicability of Mathematical Models in Defining the Behaviour Kinetics Distinction Among Microbial Strains

Bošnjak, Marijan; Bago Joksović, Anita; Pigac, Jasenka; Bošnjak Cihlar, Željana; Hranueli, Daslav (2006) Applicability of Mathematical Models in Defining the Behaviour Kinetics Distinction Among Microbial Strains. Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly, 20 (4). pp. 375-388. ISSN Online ISSN 1846-5153, Print ISSN 0352-9568

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Mathematical models were applied to define the behaviour kinetics distinction among microbial strains. In the first series of experiments the growth kinetics of microbial colonies of several S. rimosus mutant strains cultivated on agar plates were compared. Then, the interest was focused on the chosen two strains, in order to express mathematically their differences with respect to their colony growth and antibiotic biosynthesis kinetics. Finally, the behaviour of selected three S. rimosus derivative strains at different culture conditions was subjected to the study, with an aim to define strain distinction parameters. Mathematical models based on the three-dimensional growth concept and describing the microorganism growth, substrate uptake and antibiotic biosynthesis kinetics were developed. The computer simulation was applied to verify the applicability of mathematical models. The excellent agreement of computer simulation with experimental data confirmed the hypothesis that the kinetics parameters can be successfully applied to define the behaviour distinction among different S. rimosus strains. In the case of selected three strains, S. rimosus R6–500, S. rimosus MV9R-1 and MV9R-2, it was established that they can be distinguished by their growth kinetics parameters, their substrate uptake kinetics parameters and their antibiotic biosynthesis kinetics parameters.The strain S. rimosus R6–500 showed to be superior with respect to all kinetics parameters, the strain S. rimosus MV9R-2 showed to be slightly inferior to it, whereas the strain S. rimosus MV9R-1 showed to be inferior with respect to the both mentioned strains, especially because it showed the pronounced active biomass reduction rate at all investigated culture conditions. Based on these and the corresponding previous results one can conclude that appropriate mathematical models can be recommended for defining parameters of microbial behaviour distinction among different microbial strains of S. rimosus species.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Microbial kinetics; mathematical models; Streptomyces rimosus; microbial strain distinction; growth; substrate uptake; product formation; morphology; Ruđer Bošković Institute
Divisions: Division of Molecular Medicine
Project titleProject leaderProject codeProject type
Bioinformatika i biološka raznolikost genoma streptomicetaDaslav Hranueli0058008UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Kristina Ciglar
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2013 09:21

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