Oxidative D-xylose metabolism of Gluconobacter oxydans

Johanna Buchert (Corresponding Author), Liisa Viikari

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Gluconobacter oxydans subsp. suboxydans ATCC 621 oxidizes d-xylose to xylonic acid very efficiently, although it cannot grow on xylose as sole carbon source.
The oxidation of xylose was found to be catalyzed by a membrane-bound xylose dehydrogenase. The xylono-γ-lactone formed in the oxidation reaction is subsequently hydrolyzed to xylonic acid by a γ-lactonase. The complete oxidation pathway of d-xylose in G. oxydans is evidently located in the periplasmic space.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-379
JournalApplied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1988
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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