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Table 2 Effect of carbon source on cell growth (OD), lycopene production and specific growth rate (μmax) in the E. coli aqueous cultures

From: Lycopene overproduction and in situ extraction in organic-aqueous culture systems using a metabolically engineered Escherichia coli

Carbon source OD (600 nm) Lycopene (mg L−1) μmax (h−1)
Glucose
 E. coli K12L 3.56 ± 0.07 16.18 ± 0.81 0.33 ± 0.03
 E. coli BL21L 3.86 ± 0.04 11.51 ± 0.52 0.43 ± 0.01
 E. coli BL21LF 4.27 ± 0.04 27.51 ± 1.35 0.43 ± 0.02
 E. coli BL21LG 3.29 ± 0.17 21.15 ± 1.01 0.35 ± 0.04
Glycerol
 E. coli K12L 3.61 ± 0.15 20.88 ± 1.04 0.27 ± 0.01
 E. coli BL21L 3.95 ± 0.24 14.84 ± 0.74 0.30 ± 0.04
 E. coli BL21LF 2.79 ± 0.04 37.56 ± 1.41 0.31 ± 0.01
 E. coli BL21LG 1.55 ± 0.06 27.28 ± 0.81 0.28 ± 0.06
  1. Data represent the means and standard deviations from three separate experiments