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Table 2 Chemical composition of the sugarcane molasses and SM media (in % w v−1)

From: A synthetic medium to simulate sugarcane molasses

Parameter Sugarcane molassesa SM
C/Nb 57–209 180
N 0.13–0.5 0.1
P 0.01–0.05 0.05
K 0.6–1.8 0.001
Mg 0.01–0.04 0.01
Ca 0.02–0.06 0.002
Trans-aconitic acid 0.1–0.7 0.2
l-Malic acid 0.04–0.14 0.1
Citric acid 0.006–0.07 0.001
  1. aThe values were approximated for a sugarcane molasses-based media containing approximately 20° Brix
  2. bC/N ratio, based on the ratio between the fermentable sugars and the total nitrogen content (w w−1)