Characterization of enriched aerotolerant cellulose-degrading communities for biofuels production using differing selection pressures and inoculum sources.

@article{Wushke2013CharacterizationOE,
  title={Characterization of enriched aerotolerant cellulose-degrading communities for biofuels production using differing selection pressures and inoculum sources.},
  author={Scott Wushke and David B Levin and Nazim Ciçek and Richard Sparling},
  journal={Canadian journal of microbiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={59 10},
  pages={679-83}
}
Ethanol production from direct cellulose fermentation has mainly been described as a strictly anaerobic process. The use of air-tolerant organisms or consortia for this process would reduce the need for prereduction of the medium and also permit continuous feed of aerobic feedstock. To this end, moderately thermophilic (60 °C) consortia of fermentative, cellulolytic bacteria were enriched from 3 distinct environments (manure, marsh, and rotten wood) from a farm in southeast Saskatchewan, Canada… CONTINUE READING