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Biotechnological production of erythritol and its applications.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20186409     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Erythritol, a four-carbon polyol, is a biological sweetener with applications in food and pharmaceutical industries. It is also used as a functional sugar substitute in special foods for people with diabetes and obesity because of its unique nutritional properties. Erythritol is produced by microbial methods using mostly osmophilic yeasts and has been produced commercially using mutant strains of Aureobasidium sp. and Pseudozyma tsukubaensis. Due to the high yield and productivity in the industrial scale of production, erythritol serves as an inexpensive starting material for the production of other sugars. This review focuses on the approaches for the efficient erythritol production, strategies used to enhance erythritol productivity in microbes, and the potential biotechnological applications of erythritol.
Hee-Jung Moon; Marimuthu Jeya; In-Won Kim; Jung-Kul Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2010-02-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied microbiology and biotechnology     Volume:  86     ISSN:  1432-0614     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol.     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-25     Completed Date:  2010-06-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8406612     Medline TA:  Appl Microbiol Biotechnol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1017-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Ascomycota / metabolism
Biotechnology / methods*
Erythritol / metabolism*
Sweetening Agents / metabolism*
Ustilaginales / metabolism
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Sweetening Agents; 149-32-6/Erythritol

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