Fermentation of inulin by a new strain of Clostridium thermoautotrophicum isolated from dahlia tubers

W.J Drent*, J.C Gottschal

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    Abstract

    A new inulin-fermenting strain of Clostridium thermoautotrophicum was isolated through enrichment on dahlia tubers, and subsequent plating on agar media with undissolved inulin. Both the cell-bound and cell-free inulinase(s) functioned optimally at 60-degrees-C and at neutral pH. This new strain I1 is readily distinguished from the type strain of C. thermoautotrophicum with respect to fermentation products, substrate spectrum and optimum temperature for growth.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)285-292
    Number of pages8
    JournalFEMS Microbiology Letters
    Volume78
    Issue number2-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1-Mar-1991

    Keywords

    • THERMOPHILIC ANAEROBE
    • INULINASE
    • ENRICHMENT
    • HYDROGEN TRANSFER
    • BACTERIA
    • CULTURES
    • MARXIANUS
    • SULFATE

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