Improved cellulose formation by an Acetobacter xylinum mutant limited in (keto)gluconate synthesis

Peter De Wulf, Koen Joris, Erick J. Vandamme

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Abstract

A mutation and enrichment strategy is described that allows the isolation of Acetobacter xylinum mutant strains which are restricted in (keto)gluconate synthesis and produce cellulose more efficiently, even under oxidative conditions. Acetobacter xylinum mutant strains obtained in this way may be very useful in the study of cellulose (over)synthesis and (keto)gluconate metabolism in Acetobacter xylinum, as well as in the improvement of bacterial cellulose fermentation processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)376-380
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology
Volume67
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1996

Keywords

  • Acetobacter xylinum
  • Cellulose
  • Ketogluconate
  • Mutation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)

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