Production of arabitol from glucose by Hansenula polymorpha

Javier Escalante, Gloria Caminal, Marta Figueredo, Carles de Mas

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Arabitol was produced from glucose by Hansenula polymorpha DSM 70277. Some of the factors influencing production of polyols were studied: temperature, aeration, osmotic pressure and nitrogen concentration. The best results (18.8 g/l of arabitol-no other polyol was detected-after 60 h of cultivation with a yield of 0.14 g · arabitol per g · glucose utilized) were obtained for a fermentation done in fed-batch mode, with a glucose concentration always less than 30 g/l, at 45°C, pH 4.8, stirring rate 1000 rpm and using air at 1 vvm in a 2l fermentor. Neither ethanol nor acetate were detected in this experiment. © 1990.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-231
JournalJournal of Fermentation and Bioengineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1990


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