(a) How has the development of bioreactor helped in biotechnology ?
(b) Name the most commonly used bioreactor and describe its working.
(a) Larger biomass / large volume of culture can be processed (3 marks)
leading to higher yields of desired specific products (protein / enzymes) ,
under controlled condition
(b) Stirring type
- Mixing of reactor contents evenly (with agitator system or a stirrer)
- Facilitates oxygen availability
- Temperature / pH / foam control / under optimum conditions