turbidostat


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turbidostat

[tər′bid·ə‚stat]
(microbiology)
A device in which a bacterial culture is maintained at a constant volume and cell density (turbidity) by adjusting the flow rate of fresh medium into the growth tube by means of a photocell and appropriate electrical connections.
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Continuous production of acetone and butanol by Clostridium acetobutylicum growing in turbidostat culture, Biotechnol Lett, 1982, 4, pp.
Furthermore, Peter Wangersky, MCIC, of the Oceanography Department at Dalhousie University had developed a turbidostat for continuous large-scale culture of marine microalgae.