Utilization of inulin-containing waste in industrial fermentations to produce biofuels and bio-based chemicals

  title={Utilization of inulin-containing waste in industrial fermentations to produce biofuels and bio-based chemicals},
  author={S. Hughes and N. Qureshi and J. C. L{\'o}pez-N{\'u}{\~n}ez and Marjorie A Jones and Joshua M. Jarodsky and Luz {\'A}ngela Galindo-Leva and Mitchell R. Lindquist},
  journal={World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology},
Inulins are polysaccharides that belong to an important class of carbohydrates known as fructans and are used by many plants as a means of storing energy. Inulins contain 20 to several thousand fructose units joined by β-2,1 glycosidic bonds, typically with a terminal glucose unit. Plants with high concentrations of inulin include: agave, asparagus, coffee, chicory, dahlia, dandelion, garlic, globe artichoke, Jerusalem artichoke, jicama, onion, wild yam, and yacón. To utilize inulin as its… Expand
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