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Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp 203–206 | Cite as

Screening for ethanol-producing filamentous fungi

  • Christopher D. Skory
  • Shelby N. Freer
  • Rodney J. Bothast
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Abstract

Of nineteen Aspergilli and ten Rhizopus strains examined for their ability to ferment simple sugars (glucose, xylose, and arabinose) as well as complex substrates (cellulose, oat-spelt xylan, corn fiber, and corn germ pressing), three Rhizopus strains were identified that could produce more than 31 g ethanol/l under anaerobic stress. By 72 h, glucose , xylose, cellobiose, and corn fiber were fermented with perspective yields of 100, 47, 80, and 40 percent, of theoretical.

Keywords

Glucose Sugar Cellulose Corn Organic Chemistry 
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© Chapman and Hall 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher D. Skory
    • 1
  • Shelby N. Freer
    • 1
  • Rodney J. Bothast
    • 1
  1. 1.Fermentation Biochemistry Research, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Agricultural Research ServiceU.S. Dept. of AgriculturePeoriaUSA

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