Microbial processes for ascorbic acid biosynthesis: a review.

@article{Boudrant1990MicrobialPF,
  title={Microbial processes for ascorbic acid biosynthesis: a review.},
  author={Joseph Boudrant},
  journal={Enzyme and microbial technology},
  year={1990},
  volume={12 5},
  pages={322-9}
}
L-Ascorbic acid is an important product currently made using the Reichstein process, which is mainly chemical. Recently, bacteria have been identified that are able to transform in a very efficient way glucose to 2,5-keto-D-gluconic acid and this product to 2-keto-L-idonic acid, precursor of L-ascorbic acid. When the corresponding strains are used together… CONTINUE READING