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Table 3 Biodegradation kinetic parameters for n -alkanes metabolism in R. opacus R7

From: Biodegradation of variable-chain-length n-alkanes in Rhodococcus opacus R7 and the involvement of an alkane hydroxylase system in the metabolism

Substrate consumption Cellular growth
Substrate μmax/KS(1/h ppm) R2 μmax(h−1) R2 KS(ppm)
C12 (6.3 ± 0.3) 10−5 0.988 0.013 ± 0.002 0.972 210
C16 (3.1 ± 0.2) 10−5 0.938 0.0129 ± 0.0007 0.997 420
C20 (2.7 ± 0.2) 10−5 0.952 0.017 ± 0.004 0.956 650
C24 (3.9 ± 0.4) 10−5 0.952 0.032 ± 0.009 0.905 810