B7 : Industrial Use of Microorganisms

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  • Created on: 14-06-15 20:07

Industrial Use of Mircoorganisms

Microoganisms (EG: Bacteria + Fungi)can be used to make products on an industrial scale.

-Reprpduce rapidly under right conditions - products made quickly

-Have Plasmids, that can be genetically modified to make microorganism produce product needed 

-Simple Biochemistry: fewer reactions happen in them so it can be used to produce things it wouldnt usually without causing major problems

-Make complex molecules that are hard to make artifically 

-No ethical concerns

Grown on Large Scale to make lots of Products:

Large amounts of Microorganisms grown in containers called Fermenters. Conditions in these are kept at optimum for mass


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