Key role for transketolase activity in erythritol production by Trichosporonoides megachiliensis SN-G42.

@article{Sawada2009KeyRF,
  title={Key role for transketolase activity in erythritol production by Trichosporonoides megachiliensis SN-G42.},
  author={Katsuhiko Sawada and Arihiro Taki and Takashi Yamakawa and Minoru Seki},
  journal={Journal of bioscience and bioengineering},
  year={2009},
  volume={108 5},
  pages={385-90}
}
Erythritol is an important sugar alcohol industrially produced only by fermentation. The highly osmophilic yeast-like fungi, Trichosporonoides megachiliensis SN-G42, enables commercial production of erythritol with a high conversion from glucose to erythritol of more than 47%. However, the microbial production pathway of erythritol remains unclear. In the present study, the activities of enzymes in the pentose phosphate pathway of Trichosporonoides megachiliensis SN-G42 used for industrial… CONTINUE READING