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Van Maris, A.J.A. (author), Winkler, A.A. (author), Kuyper, M. (author), De Laat, W.T. (author), Van Dijken, J.P. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author)
Metabolic engineering of Saccharomyces cerevisiae for ethanol production from d-xylose, an abundant sugar in plant biomass hydrolysates, has been pursued vigorously for the past 15 years. Whereas wild-type S. cerevisiae cannot ferment d-xylose, the ketoisomer d-xylulose can be metabolised slowly. Conversion of d-xylose into d-xylulose is...
journal article 2007