Effect of acetic acid on xylose conversion to ethanol by genetically engineered E. coli.

@article{Lawford1992EffectOA,
  title={Effect of acetic acid on xylose conversion to ethanol by genetically engineered E. coli.},
  author={Hugh G. Lawford and Joyce D. Rousseau},
  journal={Applied biochemistry and biotechnology},
  year={1992},
  volume={34-35},
  pages={185-204}
}
Efficient utilization of the pentosan fraction of hemicellulose from lignocellulosic feedstocks offers an opportunity to increase the yield and to reduce the cost of producing fuel ethanol. During prehydrolysis (acid hydrolysis or autohydrolysis of hemicellulose), acetic acid is formed as a consequence of the deacetylation of the acetylated moiety of hemicellulose. Recombinant Escherichia coli B (ATCC 11303), carrying the plasmid pLO1297 with pyruvate decarboxylase and alcohol dehydrogenase II… CONTINUE READING