Formation of sorbitol by Zymomonas mobilis

Liisa Viikari

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Abstract

Sorbitol is formed as the major by-product in ethanol fermentations by Zymomonas mobilis when both glucose and fructose are present in the fermentation medium. The amount of sorbitol produced was equivalent to as much as 11% of the original carbon source, decreasing the ethanol yield correspondingly. Only minor amounts of sorbitol were formed from glucose or fructose alone. The formation of sorbitol is apparently a consequence of the inhibition of fructokinase by glucose.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)118 - 123
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1984
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

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Zymomonas
Sorbitol
fructokinase
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Fermentation
Ethanol
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Viikari, Liisa. / Formation of sorbitol by Zymomonas mobilis. In: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 1984 ; Vol. 20, No. 2. pp. 118 - 123.
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Formation of sorbitol by Zymomonas mobilis. / Viikari, Liisa.

In: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Vol. 20, No. 2, 1984, p. 118 - 123.

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