Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 201–204 | Cite as

Enhancement of ethanol production in the presence of metabolic inhibitors inClostridiumthermocellum strain SS8

  • Sudha Rani K. 
  • Swamy M. V. 
  • Sunitha D. 
  • Seenayya G. 


Clostridiumthermocellum strain SS8 produced 0.25g of ethanol and 0.24g of acetic acid per g cellulose consumed. Enhancement in ethanol production upto 0.39g/g substrate was observed in the presence of 0.15mM concentration of sodium azide and 7% polyethyleneglycol along with significant repression in acetic acid formation.


Sodium Acetic Cellulose Acetic Acid Organic Chemistry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sudha Rani K. 
    • 1
  • Swamy M. V. 
    • 1
  • Sunitha D. 
    • 1
  • Seenayya G. 
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyOsmania UniversityHyderabad-7INDIA

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