A microbial biosensor based on Yarrowia lipolytica for the off-line determination of middle-chain alkanes

M. Alkasrawi, R. Nandakumar, R. Margesin, F. Schinner, B. Mattiasson

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A microbial biosensor based on immobilised psychrotrophic yeast Yarrowia lipolytica integrated to FIA for the determination of middle chain alkanes was developed. The system responded very well to middle chain alkanes even at low operational temperatures down to +5°C. The maximum sensitivity was obtained at 15°C. A linear relationship was observed between the sensor response and dodecane concentration up to 100 μM. Copyright (C) 1999 Elsevier Science S.A.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)723-727
Number of pages5
JournalBiosensors and Bioelectronics
Issue number8-9
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999



  • Middle chain alkanes
  • Psychrotrophic
  • Yarrowia lipolytica

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biophysics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrochemistry

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