Formation of levan and sorbitol from sucrose by Zymomonas mobilis

Liisa Viikari

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Abstract

Ethanol yields produced by Zymomonas strains from sucrose are significantly lower than from glucose or fructose. The low yield is a consequence of the formation of both levan and sorbitol as by-products. Most of the levan is in a non-precipitable form, indicating low molecular weight. Formation of sorbitol was observed with both the Zymomonas strains studied. The measured amounts of levan and sorbitol were 8% and 11% of the original sucrose content, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)252 - 255
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1984
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

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Ethanol
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Glucose
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Formation of levan and sorbitol from sucrose by Zymomonas mobilis. / Viikari, Liisa.

In: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Vol. 19, No. 4, 1984, p. 252 - 255.

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