Production of fuel alcohol by Saccharomyces strains from tropical habitats
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- Morais, P.B., Rosa, C.A., Linardi, V.R. et al. Biotechnol Lett (1996) 18: 1351. doi:10.1007/BF00129969
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Strains of Saccharomyces spp. from tropical substrates tolerated temperatures up to 40 ° C, sucrose concentrations up to 50% (w/v) and ethanol concentrations up to 20 g/L in fermentation conditions. Strain TD200 tolerated 20 g/l of ethanol. The ethanol produced by strain DR1459 was comparable to that of industrial strain HTYM-81. These strains have potential use for the production of fuel alcohol.