Nitrogen fixation by immobilized Azotobacter chroococcum

Isao Karube, Tadashi Matsunaga, Yasuo Otomine, Shuichi Suzuki

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A nitrogen-fixing bacterium, Azotobacter chroococcum, was immobilized in 2% agar gel. The optimum partial oxygen pressure, pO2, of immobilized cells was 0.2 atm, wherea s that of native cells was 0.05 atm. When continual nitrogen fixation was performed under aerobic conditions, the nitrogenase activity of immobilized cells increased with increasing time. On the other hand, the activity of native cells decreased rapidly. Increase of nitrogenase activity was attributed to growth of the bacteria in the gel matrix. The production rate of total nitrogen compounds by the immobilized bacteria was also increased during the first 4 days. Nitrogen compounds produced by the immobilized cells were mainly amino acids such as γ-aminobutyrate, glutamate and arginine.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)309-312
ページ数4
ジャーナルEnzyme and Microbial Technology
3
発行部数4
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 1981
外部発表Yes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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