Recent advances in the biological production of mannitol

  title={Recent advances in the biological production of mannitol},
  author={S. H. Song and C. Vieille},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  • S. H. Song, C. Vieille
  • Published 2009
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Mannitol is a fructose-derived, 6-carbon sugar alcohol that is widely found in bacteria, yeasts, fungi, and plants. Because of its desirable properties, mannitol has many applications in pharmaceutical products, in the food industry, and in medicine. The current mannitol chemical manufacturing process yields crystalline mannitol in yields below 20 mol% from 50% glucose/50% fructose syrups. Thus, microbial and enzymatic mannitol manufacturing methods have been actively investigated, in… CONTINUE READING
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