September 22, 2019  |  

Genome and transcriptome of the natural isopropanol producer Clostridium beijerinckii DSM6423.

Authors: Máté de Gérando, Hadrien and Wasels, François and Bisson, Angélique and Clement, Benjamin and Bidard, Frédérique and Jourdier, Etienne and López-Contreras, Ana María and Lopes Ferreira, Nicolas

There is a worldwide interest for sustainable and environmentally-friendly ways to produce fuels and chemicals from renewable resources. Among them, the production of acetone, butanol and ethanol (ABE) or Isopropanol, Butanol and Ethanol (IBE) by anaerobic fermentation has already a long industrial history. Isopropanol has recently received a specific interest and the best studied natural isopropanol producer is C. beijerinckii DSM 6423 (NRRL B-593). This strain metabolizes sugars into a mix of IBE with only low concentrations of ethanol produced (

Journal: BMC genomics
DOI: 10.1186/s12864-018-4636-7
Year: 2018

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