Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 18, Issue 11, pp 1351–1356

Production of fuel alcohol by Saccharomyces strains from tropical habitats

  • Morais P. B. 
  • Rosa C. A. 
  • Linardi V. R. 
  • Carazza F. 
  • Nonato E. A. 
Article

Summary

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.

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© Chapman & Hall 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Morais P. B. 
    • 1
  • Rosa C. A. 
    • 1
  • Linardi V. R. 
    • 1
  • Carazza F. 
    • 2
  • Nonato E. A. 
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de MicrobiologiaInstituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Minas GeraisMinas Gerais BrazilBrazil
  2. 2.Departamento de QuímicaInstituto de Ciências Exatas, UFMGBrazil

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