bioconversion


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bioconversion

(bī′ō-kən-vûr′zhən)
n.
The conversion of organic materials, such as plant or animal waste, into usable products or energy sources by biological processes or agents, such as certain microorganisms.
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bioconversion

Biochemistry
The conversion of one form of energy (e.g., organic waste) into another by the action of plants or microorganisms—e.g., conversion of biomass to ethanol, methanol or methane.

Industrial microbiology
The use of bacteria to convert a chemical in a reaction to another chemical.
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bi·o·con·ver·sion

(bī'ō-kŏn-vĕr'zhŭn)
Transformation of organic matter into energy.
[bio- + conversion]
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bioconversion

the conversion of a substance (SUBSTRATE) into another substance (product) as a result of biological activity, using for example living CELLS or isolated ENZYMES. See, for example, IMMOBILIZED CELLS, IMMOBILIZED ENZYMES.
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Solid-state fermentation technology for bioconversion of biomass and agricultural residues.
Prior to the bioconversion, Pham said copra meal had only 20-percent protein content.
Bioconversion of shellfish chitin wastes for the production of W-118 chitinase.
This design allows temporary protection against PE, and following this bioconversion leaves the IVC lumen patent.
"Our unique bioconversion technology makes it possible for us to produce a non-GMO sweetener that meets regulatory compliance here in the U.S.
Soni, et al attempted bioconversion of sugarcane bagasse into second generation bioethanol after enzymatic hydrolysis with in-house produced cellulase from Aspegillus sp [31].
This is an indication of the potential biodegradable effects of Pleurotus ostreatus on cheap ligno-cellulosics and low-grade agro-wastes, with bioconversion to protein-rich products.
These enzymes include cellulases, the main recruitable resource for the bioconversion of cellulosics to useful products, and usually the most costly part of the production process.
The biochemical properties of recombinant CtCel6 made it potentially effective for bioconversion of biomass and had tremendous potential in industrial applications such as enzyme preparation industry and feed processing industry.
It seems that the yeast Pichia stipitis, among pentose's fermenting microorganisms, is able to ferment xylose and hexose in ethanol from lignocellulosic biomass hydrolysate under relevant conditions in the bioconversion process, such as pH, temperature, oxygen, agitation and composition of the medium (Hahn-Hagerdal, Linden, Senac, & Skoog, 1991; Ryding, Niklasson, & Liden, 1993; Sunitha, Lee, & Oh, 1999; Nigam, 2001; Agbogbo, Haagensen, Milam, & Wenger, 2008; Farias, Andrade, & Maugeri Filho, 2013).