Effect of glucose supplements on the fermentation of xylose by Pachysolen tannophilus.

@article{Jeffries1985EffectOG,
  title={Effect of glucose supplements on the fermentation of xylose by Pachysolen tannophilus.},
  author={Thomas W. Jeffries and J H Fady and Edwin N. Lightfoot},
  journal={Biotechnology and bioengineering},
  year={1985},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={171-6}
}
Hemicellulosic sugars, predominantly D-xylose, comprise about one-half the total carbohydrate that can be obtained from hardwoods and agricultural residues through dilute acid hydrolysis. Because rates and yields in the xylose fermentation are low, economic utilization of these materials as fermentation feedstocks is difficult. Pachysolen tannophilus formed 5.5% ethanol from 12% glucose but only 2% ethanol from 12% xylcose. Aeration doubled the specific rate of D-glucose fermentation by P… CONTINUE READING