Application of Flow Cytometry for Characterization of Biomass During ABE Fermentation Process

K. Tihomirova, L. Mezule & T. Juhna
Production of acetone, butanol and ethanol (ABE) from the fermentation of clostridia is a common technology. However, reliable and rapid methods for selection of Clostridium spp. with the highest potential to convert enzymatically hydrolyzed cellulose materials to ABE are still not available. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential application of flow cytometry (FCM) to detect, enumerate and characterize Clostridium acetobutylicum, Clostridium beijerinckii and Clostridium tetanomorphum during ABE fermentation. During the study...