Isolation and characterization of bacterial strains with the ability to utilize high concentrations of levulinic acid, a platform chemical from inedible biomass

Hiroshi Habe*, Shun Sato, Tomotake Morita, Tokuma Fukuoka, Kohtaro Kirimura, Dai Kitamoto

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Abstract

Nineteen levulinic acid (LA)-utilizing bacteria were isolated from environmental samples. Following examination of the use of 80 g/L LA by some isolated strains, Brevibacterium epidermidis LA39-2 consumed 62.6 g/L LA following 8 days incubation. The strain also utilized both 90 and 100 g/L LA, with consumption ratio of 84.3 and 53.3%, respectively, after 10 days incubation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1552-1555
Number of pages4
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Volume79
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Brevibacterium sp.
  • Levulinic acid
  • Lignocellulose
  • Rhodococcus sp

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry

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