Conversion of D-xylose into ethanol by the yeast Pachysolen tannophilus

Research paper by H. Schneider, P. Y. Wang, Y. K. Chan, R. Maleszka

Indexed on: 01 Feb '81Published on: 01 Feb '81Published in: Biotechnology Letters


The yeast Pachysolen tannophilus has been identified as being able to convert an aldopentose, D-xylose, into ethanol. A feature of the conversion is that it can take place under aerobic conditions.