Acetone-butanol-isopropanol production byClostridiumbeijerinckii (synonym,Clostridiumbutylicum)
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- Chen, JS. & Hiu, S.F. Biotechnol Lett (1986) 8: 371. doi:10.1007/BF01040869
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Isopropanol is a product of the organism formerly known as “Clostridiumbutylicum”, which is now included in the speciesClostridiumbeijerinckii. We tested 52 strains ofC.beijerinckii for their ability to produce acetone,n-butanol, and isopropanol. The 32 butanol-producing strains may be divided into two groups based on whether isopropanol was produced. Isopropanol-producing cultures accumulated acetone only transiently.