Discovery and Taxonomy of Organic Solvent Tolerant Microorganisms

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Discovery and Taxonomy of Organic Solvent-Tolerant Microorganisms

Discovery of Organic Solvent-Tolerant Microorganisms

The discovery of new microbes is necessary for the development of novel fields of microorganism research. In general, organic synthesis reactions differ from biochemical reactions in a reactive environment since the former occur in organic solvent solutions. On the other hand, biochemical reactions occur chiefly in aqueous solutions. Many biochemical reactions are inhibited by organic solvents. The scope of biochemical reactions would therefore be extended if they became possible in organic solvents. Biochemical reactions can occur in organic solvents if specific microbes develop tolerance to them. Organic solvent-tolerant bacteria are, therefore, thought to be useful microorganisms for investigating biochemical reactions in organic solvents. New microbial reactions may be found with the discovery of novel microorganisms.

Solvent-tolerant microorganisms have numerous...


Toluene Concentration Solvent Tolerance Cell Surface Component Organic Solvent Tolerant Organic Solvent Concentration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of Interdisciplinary New ScienceToyo UniversityKawagoeJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of Life SciencesToyo UniversityItakura-machi, Oura-gunJapan
  3. 3.Bio-Nano Electronic Research CenterToyo UniversityKawagoeJapan

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