Continuous Culture- Definition, Principle, Process, Types, Applications, Limitations

Continuous culture is a type of microbial cultivation in which a constant flow of fresh medium containing essential nutrients is supplied to the culture vessel, and an equal amount of culture broth containing cells, metabolites, and waste products is simultaneously removed. This way, the volume and the composition of the culture remain constant over time, and the cells grow at a steady rate in a stable environment. Continuous culture is also known as continuous fermentation or chemostat culture.