Patent Number: 7,820,414

Title: Xylitol dehydrogenase-inactivated and arabinose reductase-inhibited mutant of Candida tropicalis, method of producing high-yield of xylitol using the same, and xylitol produced thereby

Abstract: Disclosed herein are Xylitol dehydrogenase-inactivated and arabinose reductase-inhibited mutant of Candida tropicalis, a method of producing a high yield of xylitol using the same, and xylitol produced by the method. More specifically, disclosed are a method for producing a high yield of xylitol, in which a high concentration of xylose contained in a biomass hydrolyzate is converted to xylitol using xylitol dehydrogenase-inactivated mutant of Candida tropicalis, without controlling dissolved oxygen to a low level, as well as xylitol produced according to the method. Also disclosed are a xylitol production method, in which the production of byproduct arabitol, which is produced when using a biomass as a substrate and adversely affects the yield of xylitol, is significantly reduced through the use of Candida tropicalis mutant ara-89 (KCTC 11136bp) having an inhibited activity of arabinose reductase converting arabinose to arabitol, thus increasing xylitol productivity, as well as xylitol produced by the method.

Inventors: Kim; Jung Hoe (Daejeon, KR), Ko; Byoung Sam (Gwangju, KR)

Assignee: LPBIO Co., Ltd.

International Classification: C12P 7/18 (20060101); C12N 1/10 (20060101); C12P 19/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00