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Downscale fermentation for xylooligosaccharides production by recombinant Bacillus subtilis 3610
- Amorim, Cláudia, Silvério, Sara C., Gonçalves, Raquel F.S., Pinheiro, Ana C., Silva, Soraia, Coelho, Elisabete, Coimbra, Manuel A., Prather, Kristala L.J., Rodrigues, Lígia R.
- Carbohydrate polymers 2019 v.205 pp. 176-183
- Bacillus subtilis, Trichoderma reesei, fermentation, genes, pH, polymerization, prebiotics, secretion, xylan, xylanases, xylooligosaccharides
- The global demand of prebiotics such as xylooligosaccharides (XOS) has been growing over the years, motivating the search for different production processes with increased efficiency. In this study, a cloned Bacillus subtilis 3610, containing the xylanase gene xyn2 of Trichoderma reesei coupled with an endogenous secretion tag, was selected for XOS production through direct fermentation of beechwood xylan. A mixture of XOS with a degree of polymerization ranging from 4 to 6 was obtained, presenting high stability after a static in vitro digestion (98.5 ± 0.2%). The maximum production yield expressed as total XOS per amount of xylan (306 ± 4 mg/g) was achieved after 8 h of fermentation operating under one-time impulse fed-batch. The optimal conditions found were pH 6.0 and 42.5 °C, using 2.5 g/L of initial concentration of xylan increased up to 5.0 g/L at 3 h. Xylopentaose was the major oligosaccharide produced, representing 47% of the total production yield.