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||Grown in batch culture with minimal medium containing glucose (8mM) as the growth limiting nutrient. Researchers consider the main sources of error in the X-ray
microanalytical method to be the mass loss caused by the
electron beam (19) and varying beam current from one
analysis to another. For the method proposed in primaary source, mass
loss is of crucial importance for two reasons. They use the
X-ray microanalytical method for estimation of dry matter
content of single particles, and they use the same analysis for
quantification of specific elements based on the Hall method
(Primary source ref 15).