Original Research Paper

Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 30, Issue 12, pp 2143-2146

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Succinic acid production by a newly isolated bacterium

  • Edzard ScholtenAffiliated withRegulatory Ecotoxicology Chemicals, BASF SE Email author 
  • , Dirk DägeleAffiliated withDevelopment Service, Vetter Pharma-Fertigung GmbH & Co KG

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A new bacterial strain producing succinic acid was enriched from bovine rumen content. It is facultatively anaerobic, belongs to the family Pasteurellaceae and has similarity to the genus Mannheimia. In batch cultivations with D-glucose or sucrose the strain produced up to 5.8 g succinic acid l−1 with a productivity and a yield of up to 1.5 g l−1 h−1 and 0.6 g g−1, respectively. With crude glycerol up to 8.4 g l−1, 0.9 g l−1 h−1 and 1.2 g g−1 were obtained.


Crude glycerol Fermentation Glycerol Mannheimia sp. Pasteurellaceae Succinic acid Sugars