Production of 2,3-butanediol from glucose byBacillus licheniformis

  • S. Nilegaonkar
  • S. B. Bhosale
  • D. C. Kshirsagar
  • A. H. Kapadi
Research Papers


Bacillus licheniformis produced 2,3-butanediol from glucose with an optimum yield of 47 g/100 g glucose after 72 h of growth on a peptone/beef extract medium containing 2% (w/v) glucose at pH 6.0 and 37°C. This yield of 2,3-butanediol was higher than those previously reported forKlebsiella oxytoca (37 g/100 g glucose) andBacillus polymyxa (24 g/100 glucose).

Key words

Acetic acid Bacillus licheniformis 2,3-butanediol ethanol glucose 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Nilegaonkar
    • 1
  • S. B. Bhosale
    • 1
  • D. C. Kshirsagar
    • 1
  • A. H. Kapadi
    • 1
  1. 1.the Cultivation of Science Research InstitutePuneIndia

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