Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 8, Issue 8, pp 541–546 | Cite as

Production of xylonic acid byPseudomonas fragi

  • J. Buchert
  • L. Viikari
  • M. Linko
  • P. Markkanen


Eleven microbial strains were tested for their ability to produce xylonic acid from xylose. The production of xylonic acid by one of the strains,Pseudomonas fragi ATCC 4973, was further studied in laboratory fermenter scale. The yield of xylonic acid was 92 % of original sugar. Xylonic acid production seemed to be growth associated and it was found to be very sensitive to the decrease of pH.


Sugar Organic Chemistry Xylose Pseudomonas Bioorganic Chemistry 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Buchert
    • 1
  • L. Viikari
    • 1
  • M. Linko
    • 1
  • P. Markkanen
    • 2
  1. 1.Biotechnical LaboratoryVTTEspooFinland
  2. 2.Helsinki University of TechnologyEspooFinland

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