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Title: Clostridiumm ljungdahlii, an anaerobic ethanol and acetate producing microorganism

Abstract

A newly discovered microorganism was isolated in a biologically pure culture and designated Clostridium ljungdahlii, having the identifying characteristics of ATCC No. 49587. Cultured in an aqueous nutrient medium under anaerobic conditions, this microorganism is capable of producing ethanol and acetate from CO and H.sub.2 O and/or CO.sub.2 and H.sub.2 in synthesis gas. Under optimal growth conditions, the microorganism produces acetate in preference to ethanol. Conversely, under non-growth conditions, ethanol production is favored over acetate.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Fayetteville, AR
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
University of Arkansas
OSTI Identifier:
868606
Patent Number(s):
5173429
Assignee:
Board of Trustees of University of Arkansas (Little Rock, AR)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC22-85PC80012
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
clostridiumm; ljungdahlii; anaerobic; ethanol; acetate; producing; microorganism; newly; discovered; isolated; biologically; pure; culture; designated; clostridium; identifying; characteristics; atcc; 49587; cultured; aqueous; nutrient; medium; conditions; capable; synthesis; gas; optimal; growth; produces; preference; conversely; non-growth; production; favored; nutrient medium; biologically pure; newly discovered; pure culture; ethanol production; producing ethanol; synthesis gas; anaerobic conditions; clostridium ljungdahlii; identifying characteristics; discovered microorganism; producing microorganism; aerobic conditions; aqueous nutrient; /435/

Citation Formats

Gaddy, James L, and Clausen, Edgar C. Clostridiumm ljungdahlii, an anaerobic ethanol and acetate producing microorganism. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Gaddy, James L, & Clausen, Edgar C. Clostridiumm ljungdahlii, an anaerobic ethanol and acetate producing microorganism. United States.
Gaddy, James L, and Clausen, Edgar C. Wed . "Clostridiumm ljungdahlii, an anaerobic ethanol and acetate producing microorganism". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868606.
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title = {Clostridiumm ljungdahlii, an anaerobic ethanol and acetate producing microorganism},
author = {Gaddy, James L and Clausen, Edgar C},
abstractNote = {A newly discovered microorganism was isolated in a biologically pure culture and designated Clostridium ljungdahlii, having the identifying characteristics of ATCC No. 49587. Cultured in an aqueous nutrient medium under anaerobic conditions, this microorganism is capable of producing ethanol and acetate from CO and H.sub.2 O and/or CO.sub.2 and H.sub.2 in synthesis gas. Under optimal growth conditions, the microorganism produces acetate in preference to ethanol. Conversely, under non-growth conditions, ethanol production is favored over acetate.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {1}
}

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