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Improved sugar co-utilisation by encapsulation of a recombinant Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain in alginate-chitosan capsules

Overview of attention for article published in Biotechnology for Biofuels, July 2014
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Title
Improved sugar co-utilisation by encapsulation of a recombinant Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain in alginate-chitosan capsules
Published in
Biotechnology for Biofuels, July 2014
DOI 10.1186/1754-6834-7-102
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Johan O Westman, Nicklas Bonander, Mohammad J Taherzadeh, Carl Johan Franzén

Abstract

Two major hurdles for successful production of second-generation bioethanol are the presence of inhibitory compounds in lignocellulosic media, and the fact that Saccharomyces cerevisiae cannot naturally utilise pentoses. There are recombinant yeast strains that address both of these issues, but co-utilisation of glucose and xylose is still an issue that needs to be resolved. A non-recombinant way to increase yeast tolerance to hydrolysates is by encapsulation of the yeast. This can be explained by concentration gradients occuring in the cell pellet inside the capsule. In the current study, we hypothesised that encapsulation might also lead to improved simultaneous utilisation of hexoses and pentoses because of such sugar concentration gradients.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Indonesia 1 3%
Argentina 1 3%
Unknown 29 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 26%
Student > Master 6 19%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 13%
Student > Bachelor 2 6%
Other 4 13%
Unknown 3 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Chemical Engineering 8 26%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 23%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 16%
Engineering 2 6%
Chemistry 1 3%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 6 19%

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