Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 37–42

A derivative of Zymomonas mobilis ATCC 10988 with impared ethanol production

Authors

  • C. Drainas
    • Department of Chemistry, Division of Organic Chemistry and BiochemistryUniversity of Ioannina
    • Department of Biochemistry and MicrobiologyUniversity of St.Andrews
  • M. A. Typas
    • Department of Biochemistry, Molecular & Cellular Biology and GeneticsAthens University
  • J. R. Kinghorn
    • Department of Biochemistry and MicrobiologyUniversity of St.Andrews
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00128227

Cite this article as:
Drainas, C., Typas, M.A. & Kinghorn, J.R. Biotechnol Lett (1984) 6: 37. doi:10.1007/BF00128227

Summary

A derivative of Zymomonas mobilis ATCC 10988 has been isolated from cells treated with acridine orange. This derived strain, designated CU1, was found to have markedly decreased ethanol production and concomitant glucose utilisation capabilities when grown on high concentrations of glucose. Additionally, it was found that CU1 had altered alcohol dehydrogenase activity and also lacks at least one of the natural plasmids of Z.mobilis, the 3kb species.

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© Science and Technology Letters 1984