Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-16-2012

Publication Title

BioMed Central Microbiology

Abstract

Clostridium thermocellum is an anaerobic thermophilic bacterium that exhibits high levels of cellulose solublization and produces ethanol as an end product of its metabolism. Using cellulosic biomass as a feedstock for fuel production is an attractive prospect, however, growth arrest can negatively impact ethanol production by fermentative microorganisms such as C. thermocellum. Understanding conditions that lead to non-growth states in C. thermocellum can positively influence process design and culturing conditions in order to optimize ethanol production in an industrial setting.

DOI

10.1186/1471-2180-12-180

Comments

Elizabeth Mearls;Javier Izquierdo;Lee Lynd

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