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Highly efficient D-lactate production by Sporolactobacillus sp. strain CASD was demonstrated in this study. Peanut meal was found to be a better nutrient than yeast extract, soybean meal, soybean peptone, corn steep, liquor beef extract, and ammonium sulfate in the production of D-lactate. To improve the utilization of peanut meal, the material was(More)
Production of flavors from natural substrates by microbial transformation has become a growing and expanding field of study over the past decades. Vanillin, a major component of vanilla flavor, is a principal flavoring compound used worldwide. Streptomyces sp. strain V-1 is known to be one of the most promising microbial producers of natural vanillin from(More)
BACKGROUND 2,3-Butanediol (BD) is considered as one of the key platform chemicals used in a variety of industrial applications. It is crucial to find an efficient sugar-utilizing strain and feasible carbon source for the economical production of BD. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Efficient BD production by a newly isolated Enterobacter cloacae subsp.(More)
(2S,3S)-2,3-Butanediol ((2S,3S)-2,3-BD) is a potentially valuable liquid fuel and an excellent building block in asymmetric synthesis. In this study, cofactor engineering was applied to improve the efficiency of (2S,3S)-2,3-BD production and simplify the product purification. Two NADH regeneration enzymes, glucose dehydrogenase and formate dehydrogenase(More)
Whole cell biocatalysis is an important tool for pharmaceutical intermediates synthesis, although it is hindered by some shortcomings, such as high cost and toxicity of inducer, mass transfer resistance caused by cell membrane and side reactions. Whole-cell catalysis using N-acetyl-d-glucosamine 2-epimerase (EC 5.1.3.8) and N-acetyl-d-neuraminic acid(More)
It is increasingly attractive to engineer cyanobacteria for bulk production of chemicals from CO2. However, cofactor bias of cyanobacteria is different from bacteria that prefer NADH, which hampers cyanobacterial strain engineering. In this study, the key enzyme d-lactate dehydrogenase (LdhD) from Lactobacillus bulgaricus ATCC11842 was engineered to reverse(More)
With genomic sequences of many closely related bacterial strains made available by deep sequencing, it is now possible to investigate trends in prokaryotic microevolution. Positive selection is a sub-process of microevolution, in which a particular mutation is favored, causing the allele frequency to continuously shift in one direction. Wide scanning of(More)
Two thermophilic Bacillus coagulans strains, H-1 and XZL9, both of which were isolated from soils, have different morphological properties. Strain XZL9 but not H-1 is an efficient pentose-utilizing producer of important platform compounds, such as l-lactic acid and 2,3-butanediol. Here we announce the 2.86- and 3.43-Mb sequences of their genomes.
Luzhoulaojiao liquor is a type of Chinese liquor that dates back hundreds of years, but whose precise chemical composition remains unknown. This paper describes the screening of the liquor and the identification of its compounds using comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography/time-of-flight mass spectrometry (GC × GC/TOF-MS). Samples were prepared by(More)