Atypical ethanol production by carbon catabolite derepressed lactobacilli.

  title={Atypical ethanol production by carbon catabolite derepressed lactobacilli.},
  author={Jae-Han Kim and David E. Block and Sharon P. Shoemaker and David A. Mills},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  volume={101 22},
Cost effective use of lignocellulosic biomass for bio-based chemical production requires the discovery of novel strains and processes. Lactobacillus pentosus JH5XP5 is a carbon catabolite repression negative mutant which utilizes glucose and pentoses derived from lignocellulosic biomass in the media simultaneously. With a broad range of carbon substrates, L. pentosus JH5XP5 produced a significant amount of ethanol without acetate formation. The yields of ethanol were 2.0- to 2.5-fold higher… CONTINUE READING