Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 25, Issue 24, pp 2055–2059

Cellulose production by Gluconacetobacter hansenii in a medium containing ethanol


DOI: 10.1023/B:BILE.0000007065.63682.18

Cite this article as:
Park, J.K., Jung, J.Y. & Park, Y.H. Biotechnology Letters (2003) 25: 2055. doi:10.1023/B:BILE.0000007065.63682.18


The addition of 1% (v/v) ethanol to the basal medium inhibited growth of Gluconacetobacter hansenii but decreased the numbers of non-cellulose producing cells. Cellulose production increased 1.7 times to approx. 2.5 g l−1 and showed a pattern of mixed growth-associated production. Microbial cells produced rigid pellicle-type bacterial cellulose as the shell of a large lump of bacterial cellulose like a static culture. The inoculum cultivated for 3 d maintained cellulose production by the fifth batch.

bacterial cellulosecellulose-negative mutantethanolGluconacetobacter hansenii

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joong Kon Park
    • 1
  • Jae Yong Jung
    • 1
  • Youn Hee Park
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringKyungpook National UniversityTaeguRepublic of Korea