Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 8, Issue 9, pp 653–656 | Cite as

Fermentation capabilities ofZymomonas mobilis glycolytic enzymes

  • R. K. Scopes
  • K. Griffiths-Smith


Cell-free extracts ofZymomonas mobilis were capable of fermenting glucose to ethanol and CO2 when stimulated by arsenate to act as an ATP uncoupler. 2M glucose was completely converted resulting in a final concentration of 16.5 % w/v ethanol. 1 M glucose was completely converted at temperatures up to 50°C. The results demonstrate that the glycolytic enzymes are more resistant to temperature and ethanol than are the living cells.


Glucose Enzyme Fermentation Organic Chemistry Arsenate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. K. Scopes
    • 1
  • K. Griffiths-Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryLa Trobe UniversityBundooraAustralia

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