Development of strain fermenting the glucose/cellobiose mixed sugar for simultaneous saccharification and fermentation of cellulosic materials

Seung Won Park, Yong Ki Hong, Seung Wook Kim, Suk In Hong

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Brettanomyces custersii CBS 5512 which has reported as a thermotolerant glucose-cellobiose co-fermentable yeast strain was mutated with UV and NTG to improve ethanol yield at higher than 40°C. B. custersii H1-23, H1-39, H1-55 and H1-62 were finally selected for hyper-fermentable strains at higher than 40°C from thermotolerant 7510 colonies through 5th selection. Among the selected strains, H1-39 mutant had better fermentability at 40°C and 43°C from different concentrations of glucose. H1-39 and H1-23 mutants yielded more than 70% of the theoretical ethanol yield in 4 and 8% mixed sugars at above 40°C, which was 5-11% higher than those by original strain. Especially, H1-39 mutant had better fermentability in 4% mixed sugar. It showed 78.5% of the theoretical yield at 40°C and 72.2% of the theoretical yield at 43°C. On the other hand, theoretical yield of ethanol by H1-39 mutant in 8% mixed sugar at 40°C and 43°C were 75.2% and 70.2%, respectively. These values increased up to 7-11% as compared to those by original strain. By the simultaneous saccharification and fermentation, ethanol production by H1-39 mutant increased up to more than 23% as compared to that by original strain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-152
Number of pages8
JournalKorean Journal of Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Apr 1



  • Mutation
  • Simultaneous saccharification and fermentation
  • Strain development

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  • Biotechnology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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