Here, we use hyperbolic tangents to fit experimental data of AB fermentation in C. acetobutylicum in continous culture at steady state for different external pHs. The estimated parameters are used to define acidogenic and solventogenic phase. Furthermore, an transition phase is identified which cannot be assigned to acidogenesis or solventogenesis.
Several plots compare the fits to the experimental data.
This model assumes a phenotypic switch between an acid- and solvent-forming population caused by the changing pH levels. The two phenotypes differ in their transcriptomic, proteomic, and ,thus, their metabolomic profile. Because the growth rates of these phenotypes depends on the extracellular pH, the initiation of the pH-shift results in a significant decline of the acidogenic population. Simultaneously, the solvent-forming population rises and establishes an new steady state.
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Date Published: 3rd May 2013
Publication Type: Not specified
PubMed ID: 23640360
This presentation reports about the results from an investigation of a ClosTron-mutant lacking CoA-transferase activity. Using our two-population model developed for the wild type of C. acetobutylicum, we analyse the changes in the formation of products caused by that mutation. In particular, we focus on the investigation of the acid re-assimilation after the initiation of the pH shift. Our comparison of experimental data and simulation unravels that an CoA-independent re-assimilation mechanism ...
Creator: Thomas Millat
Submitter: Thomas Millat