Bioconversion of lignocellulose-derived sugars to ethanol by engineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae

@article{Madhavan2012BioconversionOL,
  title={Bioconversion of lignocellulose-derived sugars to ethanol by engineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae},
  author={Anjali Madhavan and Aradhana Srivastava and Akihiko Kondo and Virendra Swarup Bisaria},
  journal={Critical Reviews in Biotechnology},
  year={2012},
  volume={32},
  pages={22 - 48}
}
Lignocellulosic biomass from agricultural and agro-industrial residues represents one of the most important renewable resources that can be utilized for the biological production of ethanol. The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae is widely used for the commercial production of bioethanol from sucrose or starch-derived glucose. While glucose and other hexose sugars like galactose and mannose can be fermented to ethanol by S. cerevisiae, the major pentose sugars D-xylose and L-arabinose remain… 
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