Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 37–42 | Cite as

A derivative of Zymomonas mobilis ATCC 10988 with impared ethanol production

  • C. Drainas
  • M. A. Typas
  • J. R. Kinghorn


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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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Drainas
    • 1
    • 3
  • M. A. Typas
    • 2
  • J. R. Kinghorn
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, Division of Organic Chemistry and BiochemistryUniversity of IoanninaIoanninaGreece
  2. 2.Department of Biochemistry, Molecular & Cellular Biology and GeneticsAthens UniversityPanepistemioupolisGreece
  3. 3.Department of Biochemistry and MicrobiologyUniversity of St.AndrewsSt.AndrewsScotland, UK

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