The application of a generic feedstock from wheat for microbial fermentations

Ruohang Wang, Rosa M. Domínguez-Espinosa, Karen Leonard, Apostolis Koutinas, Colin Webb

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    The feasibility of a generic fermentation feedstock produced from wheat flour has been confirmed in several fermentations of yeasts, bacterium, and filamentous fungus for the production of commodity chemicals. Saccharomyces cerevisiae was incubated for the observation of yeast growth and ethanol production, Pichia farinosa for glycerol production, Monascus purpureus for fungal growth and pigment production, and Lactobacillus bulgaricus for bacteria growth and lactic acid production. The results confirmed that the feedstock contained no inhibitory components to the strains tested. Similar or higher metabolite yields were obtained in comparison with other studies carried in commonly used media.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1033-1038
    Number of pages5
    JournalBiotechnology progress
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2002


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