General Scheme of Fermentation. Following the inoculation of the fermentation medium, ca. 5 residence times elapsed before the culture reached steady state and 5 residence times were spent at steady state prior to sampling. Following the impulse, the fermentation medium is first diluted and then recovered in ca. 50 hours. The second steady sample was collected after the chemostat spent 5 residence times at steady state.
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