Biocalcification by Sporosarcina pasteurii using corn steep liquor as the nutrient source
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Achal, Varenyam and Mukherjee, Abhijit and Reddy, M. Sudhakara. 2010. Biocalcification by Sporosarcina pasteurii using corn steep liquor as the nutrient source. Industrial Biotechnology. 6 (3): pp. 170-174.
Corn steep liquor (CSL), an industrial by-product, was used as a nutrient source to grow Sporosarcina pasteurii, a bacterium used to remediate cracks and fissures in building materials and structures. Urease activity and calcite production by S. pasteurii was higher in CSL-urea medium compared to nutrient and yeast extract media. CSL can thus be used as low-cost nutrient medium for the production of urease and calcite by S. pasteurii.
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