Submitted to: Society of Industrial Microbiology Annual Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/25/2005
Publication Date: 8/25/2005
Citation: Racine, M., Saha, B.C. 2005. Optimization of mannitol production by Lactobacillus intermedius [abstract]. Society of Industrial Microbiology. p. 78. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Mannitol, a naturally occurring polyol, is widely used in the food, pharmaceutical, medicine, and chemical industry. We have discovered that Lactobacillus intermedius NRRL B-3693 is an exceptionally good producer of mannitol. Therefore, we have investigated whether an industrial fermentation process could be developed with this strain that would be economically competitive with the chemical hydrogenation process currently used. In this presentation, our research dealing with the optimization of medium components and fermentation conditions for production of mannitol by this lactic acid bacterium will be described.