Microbial degradation of furanic compounds: biochemistry, genetics, and impact

  title={Microbial degradation of furanic compounds: biochemistry, genetics, and impact},
  author={Nick J. P. Wierckx and Frank W. Koopman and Harald J. Ruijssenaars and Johannes H. De Winde},
  booktitle={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
Microbial metabolism of furanic compounds, especially furfural and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF), is rapidly gaining interest in the scientific community. This interest can largely be attributed to the occurrence of toxic furanic aldehydes in lignocellulosic hydrolysates. However, these compounds are also widespread in nature and in human processed foods, and are produced in industry. Although several microorganisms are known to degrade furanic compounds, the variety of species is limited… CONTINUE READING


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