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Table 1 Comparison of the synthesis of products by biofilm reactors (adhesion to different supports) vs. planktonically growing cells

From: Living together in biofilms: the microbial cell factory and its biotechnological implications

Species Product synthesized Productivity of the biofilm (g/l/h) Productivity of planktonically growing cells (g/l/h) Reference
Zymomonas mobilis Ethanol 105 <4 [113]
Zymomonas mobilis Ethanol 536 5 [114]
Zymomonas mobilis Ethanol 13.40 0.43 [115]
Saccharomyces cerevisiae Ethanol 76 5 [114]
Clostridium acetobutylicum Butanol 1.53 ~0.22 [116]
Actinobacillus succinogenes Succinic acid 8.8 7.0 [117]