, Volume 24, Issue 2, pp 218–220 | Cite as

Malatproduktion aus Rohglycerin mit Ustilago

  • Thiemo Zambanini
  • Marc Gauert
  • Guido Meurer
  • Nick Wierckx
  • Lars M. Blank
Biotechnologie Biotechnologische Wertstoffsynthese


The use of biodiesel derived crude glycerol for the production of value added chemicals has been discussed frequently. Current glycerol-based microbial production process often suffers from low rates, titers, and yields, hindering their industrial application. Here we report on the identification and optimization of Ustilago trichophora as promising novel production organism for malic acid from glycerol. All optimization steps presented avoid metabolic engineering resulting in a non-GMO organism.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thiemo Zambanini
    • 1
  • Marc Gauert
    • 2
  • Guido Meurer
    • 2
  • Nick Wierckx
    • 1
  • Lars M. Blank
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Angewandte Mikrobiologie – iAMBRWTH AachenAachenGermany
  2. 2.Biotechnology Research and Information Network AGZwingenbergGermany

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