Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/1/2007
Publication Date: 8/1/2008
Citation: Saha, B.C., Racine, F.M. 2008. Production of mannitol by lactic acid bacteria: A review. In: Hou, C.T., Shaw, J.-R., editors. Biocatalysis and Bioenergy. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, Inc. p. 391-404. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Mannitol, a naturally occurring polyol, can be produced by lactic acid bacteria (LAB) by fermentation. Some homofermentative LAB produce small amounts of mannitol from glucose. Several heterofermentative LAB can produce mannitol effectively from fructose. In this article, a review on mannitol production by both homofermentative and heterofermentative LAB is presented.