Extracted sweet sorghum substrates as a source of fermentable sugars

Cunningham, R.L. and Carlson, K.D. and Bagby, M.O. (1988) Extracted sweet sorghum substrates as a source of fermentable sugars. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 17. pp. 117-124.

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Simple sugars were extracted from sweet sorghum culms, variously prepared. Sonication of succulent culms suspended in water followed by centrifugation resulted in the extraction of 88% of the available sugars. Following sugar removal, the residue was extracted with a 12% NaOH sol. The cellulosic residue remaining was 98% converted to glucose by enzymatic hydrolysis. The alkali treatment extracted 90% of the pentosans in the culms, and 91% of these pentosans were precipitated from the alkaline extract with acidified ethanol. Three-quarters of the dry wt of sweet sorghum is reported to be convertible to fermentable sugars

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: U.S. Depatment of Agriculture, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
Subjects: Statistics and Experimentation
Crop Improvement
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Mr B Krishnamurthy
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2012 09:24
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2012 09:24
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/6023

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