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Bioresource technology

Repetitive succinic acid production from lignocellulose hydrolysates by enhancement of ATP supply in metabolically engineered Escherichia coli.


PMID 23819977

Abstract

In this study, repetitive production of succinic acid from lignocellulose hydrolysates by enhancement of ATP supply in metabolically engineered E. coli is reported. Escherichia coli BA305, a pflB, ldhA, ppc, and ptsG deletion strain overexpressing ATP-forming phosphoenolpyruvate (PEP) carboxykinase (PEPCK), produced a final succinic acid concentration of 83 g L(-1) with a high yield of 0.87 g g(-1) total sugar in 36 h of three repetitive fermentations of sugarcane bagasse hydrolysate. Furthermore, simultaneous consumption of glucose and xylose was achieved, and the specific productivity and yield of succinic acid were almost maintained constant during the repetitive fermentations.