BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR BIOFUELS, vol.10, 2017 (SCI-Expanded)
Article / Article
BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR BIOFUELS
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Thermoanaerobacterium saccharolyticum, Clostridium thermocellum, Thermoanaerobacter mathranii, Thermoanaerobacterium thermosaccharolyticum, Thermoanaerobacterium xylanolyticum, Hydrogenase, Ethanol, CLOSTRIDIUM-THERMOCELLUM, BIFUNCTIONAL ALCOHOL, RALSTONIA-EUTROPHA, REX, TRANSFORMATION, HYDROGENASE, EXPRESSION, REPRESSOR, SENSOR, STRAIN
Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated:
Background: With the discovery of interspecies hydrogen transfer in the late 1960s (Bryant et al. in Arch Microbiol 59:20-31, 1967), it was shown that reducing the partial pressure of hydrogen could cause mixed acid fermenting organisms to produce acetate at the expense of ethanol. Hydrogen and ethanol are both more reduced than glucose. Thus there is a tradeoff between production of these compounds imposed by electron balancing requirements; however, the mechanism is not fully known.