Propionic acid fermentation of glycerol and glucose by Propionibacterium acidipropionici and Propionibacterium freudenreichii ssp. shermanii

Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
E H HimmiL Hassani

Abstract

A comparative study was carried out in anaerobic batch cultures on 20 g/l of either glycerol or glucose using two propionibacteria strains, Propionibacterium acidipropionici and Propionibacterium freudenreichii ssp. shermanii. In all cases, fermentation end-products were the same and consisted of propionic acid as the major product, acetic acid as the main by-product and two minor metabolites, n-propanol and succinic acid. Evidence was provided that greater production of propionic acid by propionibacteria was obtained with glycerol as carbon and energy sources. P. acidipropionici showed higher efficiency in glycerol conversion to propionic acid with a faster substrate consumption (0.64 g l(-1) h(-1)) and a higher propionic acid production (0.42 g l(-1) h(-1) and 0.79 mol/mol). The almost exclusive production of propionic acid from glycerol by this bacterium suggested an homopropionic tendency of this fermentation. Acetic acid final concentration was two times lower on glycerol (2 g/l) than on glucose (4 g/l) for both micro-organisms. P. freudenreichii ssp. shermanii exhibited a glycerol fermentation pattern typical of non-associated glycerol-consumption-product formation. This could indicate a particular metabolism for P. freud...Continue Reading

Citations

Apr 12, 2013·Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology·Ehab M AmmarShang-Tian Yang
Jun 5, 2010·Tropical Animal Health and Production·Chaowarit MapatoAnusorn Cherdthong
Nov 30, 2012·The ISME Journal·Luke C BurowSteven W Singer
Jun 8, 2010·Applied and Environmental Microbiology·Clementina DellomonacoRamon Gonzalez
Mar 15, 2014·Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology·Chris C StowersBrandon A Rodriguez
Jul 2, 2014·Biotechnology and Bioengineering·Robert D HoelzleDamien J Batstone
Nov 28, 2012·Trends in Biotechnology·James M Clomburg, Ramon Gonzalez
Mar 31, 2012·Water Research·Javier GuerreroJuan A Baeza
Sep 9, 2008·Biotechnology Advances·Gervásio Paulo da SilvaJonas Contiero
Apr 25, 2007·Forensic Science International : Synergy·Vassiliki A BoumbaTheodore Vougiouklakis
Sep 27, 2014·Biotechnology and Bioengineering·Zhongqiang WangShang-Tian Yang
Feb 19, 2011·International Journal of Microbiology·Helena LindJohan Schnürer
May 8, 2015·Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology·Lamees AkawiC Perry Chou
Feb 13, 2015·Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition·M MoslemiAmir M Mortazavian
May 29, 2007·Current Opinion in Biotechnology·Syed Shams Yazdani, Ramon Gonzalez
Dec 2, 2016·Microbial Biotechnology·Marcin PodleśnyZdzisław Targoński
Mar 7, 2019·Water Environment Research : a Research Publication of the Water Environment Federation·Xiaonan LiWen Wang
Dec 1, 2017·The Journal of General and Applied Microbiology·Sidnei C SantosIrene Sánchez-Andrea
Sep 29, 2011·Critical Reviews in Biotechnology·Swati KhannaVijayanand S Moholkar
Oct 5, 2017·Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology·Vijita V PillaiArvind M Lali
Nov 24, 2017·Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology·Kamil PiwowarekIwona Ścibisz
Sep 1, 2018·Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering·Aline Gomes de Oliveira Paranhos, Edson Luiz Silva
Aug 14, 2019·Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology·Kamil PiwowarekMarek Kieliszek
Oct 14, 2020·Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology·Ehab M AmmarGeorge P Philippidis

Related Concepts

Chromium propionate
Fermentation
Anhydrous Dextrose
Glycerin
Propionic Acids
Propionibacterium

Trending Feeds

COVID-19

Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.

Synthetic Genetic Array Analysis

Synthetic genetic arrays allow the systematic examination of genetic interactions. Here is the latest research focusing on synthetic genetic arrays and their analyses.

Congenital Hyperinsulinism

Congenital hyperinsulinism is caused by genetic mutations resulting in excess insulin secretion from beta cells of the pancreas. Here is the latest research.

Neural Activity: Imaging

Imaging of neural activity in vivo has developed rapidly recently with the advancement of fluorescence microscopy, including new applications using miniaturized microscopes (miniscopes). This feed follows the progress in this growing field.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disease characterized by unexplained disabling fatigue; the pathology of which is incompletely understood. Discover the latest research on chronic fatigue syndrome here.

Epigenetic Memory

Epigenetic memory refers to the heritable genetic changes that are not explained by the DNA sequence. Find the latest research on epigenetic memory here.

Cell Atlas of the Human Eye

Constructing a cell atlas of the human eye will require transcriptomic and histologic analysis over the lifespan. This understanding will aid in the study of development and disease. Find the latest research pertaining to the Cell Atlas of the Human Eye here.

Femoral Neoplasms

Femoral Neoplasms are bone tumors that arise in the femur. Discover the latest research on femoral neoplasms here.

STING Receptor Agonists

Stimulator of IFN genes (STING) are a group of transmembrane proteins that are involved in the induction of type I interferon that is important in the innate immune response. The stimulation of STING has been an active area of research in the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. Here is the latest research on STING receptor agonists.