van 't Hof, Max


Publications (1)

Galacturonate Metabolism in Anaerobic Chemostat Enrichment Cultures: Combined Fermentation and Acetogenesis by the Dominant sp. nov. “Candidatus Galacturonibacter soehngenii”

Citation
Valk et al. (2018). Applied and Environmental Microbiology 84 (18)
Names (1)
“Galacturonatibacter soehngenii”
Subjects
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology Biotechnology Ecology Food Science
Abstract
This study on d -galacturonate metabolism by open, mixed-culture enrichments under anaerobic, d -galacturonate-limited chemostat conditions shows a stable and efficient fermentation of d -galacturonate into acetate as the dominant organic fermentation product. This fermentation stoichiometry and population analyses provide a valuable baseline for interpretation of the conversion of pectin-rich agricultural feedstocks by mixed microbial cultures. Moreover, the results of this study provide a reference for studies on the microbial metabolism of d -galacturonate under different cultivation regimes.