Efficient homofermentative L-(+)-Lactic acid production from xylose by a novel lactic acid bacterium, Enterococcus mundtii QU 25

Mohamed Ali Abdel-Rahman, Yukihiro Tashiro, Takeshi Zendo, Katsuhiro Hanada, Keisuke Shibata, Kenji Sonomoto

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Abstract

Enterococcus mundtii QU 25, a newly isolated lactic acid bacterium, efficiently metabolized xylose into L-lactate. In batch fermentations, the strain produced 964 mM L-(+)-lactate from 691 mM xylose, with a yield of 1.41 mol/mol xylose consumed and an extremely high optical purity of ≥99.9% without acetate production.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1892-1895
Number of pages4
JournalApplied and environmental microbiology
Volume77
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Ecology

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