Microbial production of propionic acid from propionibacteria: Current state, challenges and perspectives

  title={Microbial production of propionic acid from propionibacteria: Current state, challenges and perspectives},
  author={L. Liu and Yunfeng Zhu and J. Li and M. Wang and Pengsoon Lee and G. Du and J. Chen},
  journal={Critical Reviews in Biotechnology},
  pages={374 - 381}
  • L. Liu, Yunfeng Zhu, +4 authors J. Chen
  • Published 2012
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Critical Reviews in Biotechnology
  • Propionic acid (PA) is an important building block chemical and finds a variety of applications in organic synthesis, food, feeding stuffs, perfume, paint and pharmaceutical industries. Presently, PA is mainly produced by petrochemical route. With the continuous increase in oil prices, public concern about environmental pollution, and the consumers’ desire for bio-based natural and green ingredients in foods and pharmaceuticals, PA production from propionibacteria has attracted considerable… CONTINUE READING
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