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Acidic and enzymatic saccharification of waste agricultural biomass for biotechnological production of xylitol

Overview of attention for article published in Chemistry Central Journal, October 2017
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Title
Acidic and enzymatic saccharification of waste agricultural biomass for biotechnological production of xylitol
Published in
Chemistry Central Journal, October 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13065-017-0331-z
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Authors

Abdul Ghaffar, Muhammad Yameen, Nosheen Aslam, Fatima Jalal, Razia Noreen, Bushra Munir, Zahed Mahmood, Sadaf Saleem, Naila Rafiq, Sadia Falak, Imtiaz Mahmood Tahir, Muhammad Noman, Muhammad Umar Farooq, Samina Qasim, Farooq Latif

Abstract

The plant biomass and agro-industrial wastes show great potential for their use as attractive low cost substrates in biotechnological processes. Wheat straw and corn cob as hemicellulosic substrates were acid hydrolyzed and enzymatically saccharified for high xylose production. The hydrolysate was concentrated and fermented by using Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Kluyveromyces for production of xylitol. Acid hydrolysis of wheat straw and corn cob in combination with enzymatic hydrolysis showed great potential for production of free sugars from these substrates. Kluyveromyces produced maximum xylitol from acid treated wheat straw residues with enzymatic saccharification. The percentage xylitol yield was 89.807 g/L and volumetric productivity of 0.019 g/L/h. Kluyveromyces also produced maximum xylitol from corn cob acid hydrolyzed liquor with xylitol yield 87.716 g/L and volumetric productivity 0.018 g/L/h. Plant and agro-industrial biomass can be used as a carbohydrate source for the production of xylitol and ethanol after microbial fermentation. This study revealed that wheat straw acid and enzyme hydrolyzed residue proved to be best raw material for production of xylitol with S. cerevisiae. The xylitol produced can be utilized in pharmaceuticals after purification on industrial scale as pharmaceutical purposes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 49 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 27%
Researcher 7 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 12%
Student > Bachelor 5 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 6%
Other 8 16%
Unknown 7 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 24%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 10 20%
Chemical Engineering 6 12%
Engineering 5 10%
Energy 2 4%
Other 6 12%
Unknown 8 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 November 2017.
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#7,257,389
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Outputs from Chemistry Central Journal
#238
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#147,647
of 284,721 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Chemistry Central Journal
#7
of 23 outputs
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