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    Application of the Melle-Boinot process to the fermentation of xylose by Pachysolen tannophilus

    Kavanagh, Kevin and Whittaker, Peter A. (1994) Application of the Melle-Boinot process to the fermentation of xylose by Pachysolen tannophilus. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 42 (1). pp. 28-31. ISSN 1432-0614

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    The Melle-Boinot process (cell-recycle batch fermentation) was applied to the fermentation of xylose by two strains of the yeast Pachysolen tannophilus for periods of 31 days. This resulted in a significant increase in the ethanol yield and productivity from xylose by P. tannophilus NCYC 614 but not by strain CBS 4045. Analysis of cells of strain NCYC 614 at the end of the process revealed an increased ability to tolerate exogenous ethanol, a characteristic that was lost in the absence of selection pressure. It is postulated that the increased yield of ethanol from xylose by P. tannophilus NCYC 614 is a product of enhanced ethanol tolerance together with increased efficiency of the fermentation process associated with the Melle-Boinot system.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite as: Kavanagh, K. & Whittaker, P.A. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol (1994) 42: 28.
    Keywords: Fermentation; Xylose; Selection Pressure; Fermentation Process; Ethanol Yield;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Biology
    Item ID: 11123
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    Depositing User: Dr. Kevin Kavanagh
    Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2019 15:43
    Journal or Publication Title: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
    Publisher: Springer
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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