Enhancement of pentose fermentation by Fusarium oxysporum

Liisa Viikari, Maija-Liisa Suihko, Matti Linko

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Fusarium oxysporum is one of the few organisms capable of fermenting pentoses to ethanol with high yield. The ethanol yield of pentose fermenting fungi is strongly affected by the available oxygen level. An abundant oxygen supply leads to complete oxidation of the substrate with consequent low yield of ethanol. On the other hand fungi require oxygen in order to carry out the first steps of xylose metabolism. Continuous ethanol production from xylose has been studied with Pachysolen tannophilus. Productivity was increased by recycling or immobilization of the cells. In the work described, the fermentation of xylose by Fusarium oxysporum was studied in batch and continuous fermentation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThird European Congress on Biotechnology
Place of PublicationWeinheim
PublisherVerlag Chemie
ISBN (Print)978-0-89573-414-3
Publication statusPublished - 1984
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
Event3rd European Congress on Biotechnology - München, Germany
Duration: 10 Sept 198414 Sept 1984


Conference3rd European Congress on Biotechnology


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