Bioconversion of isopropanol by a solvent tolerant Sphingobacterium mizutae strain

  title={Bioconversion of isopropanol by a solvent tolerant Sphingobacterium mizutae strain},
  author={Balsam T Mohammad and Phillip C. Wright and Mark T. Bustard},
  journal={Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology},
The bioconversion of high concentration isopropanol (2-propanol, IPA) was investigated by a solvent tolerant strain of bacteria, which was identified as Sphingobacterium mizutae ST2 by partial 16S rDNA gene sequencing. This strain of bacteria exhibited the ability to utilise high concentration isopropanol as the sole carbon source, with mineralization occurring via an acetone intermediate into central metabolism. The biodegradative performance of this strain for IPA was examined over a 2–38 g l… CONTINUE READING


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