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dc.contributor.authorStrobel, Gary A.
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-20T21:58:53Z
dc.date.available2015-10-20T21:58:53Z
dc.date.issued2015-02
dc.identifier.citationStrobel, Gary Allen. "Bioprospecting-fuels from fungi." Biotechnology Letters 37, no. 5 (February 2015): 973-982. DOI:https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10529-015-1773-9.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0141-5492
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/9339
dc.description.abstractThe world has a continuing demand and utility for liquid fuels to power its societies. The utilization of crude oil based fuels is leading to a dramatic increase in the CO2 content of the atmosphere which is being related to a dangerously warming earth. Having liquid fuels that are derived from biological sources is one solution to this growing problem since the carbon being utilized is only from recycled sources. Presently, the microbes, having the greatest impact on the world’s economies, producing liquid fuel are various yeasts producing ethanol. Other microbial sources need to be sought since ethanol is not the most desirable fuel and yeasts require simple sugars to carry out the fermentation processes. Recently, several endophytic fungi have been described that make hydrocarbons with fuel potential (Mycodiesel). Among others the compounds found in the volatile phases of these cultures include alkanes, branched alkanes, cyclohexanes, cyclopentanes, and alkyl alcohols/ketones, benzenes and polyaromatic hydrocarbons. Most importantly, generally these organisms make hydrocarbons while utilizing complex carbohydrates found in all plant-based agricultural wastes. Also discussed in this review is a rationale for finding hydrocarbon producing endophytes as well as examples of other promising hydrocarbon producers-Nodulisporium spp. which make 1,8-cineole and families of other hydrocarbons. Extremely favorable results of engine and fuel testing experiments recently completed on cineole and other products of Nodulisporium sp. are also presented. Finally, there is a brief discussion on the main limiting steps in the domestication of these fungien_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNSF grant; DoE grant; Endophytics LLCen_US
dc.titleBioprospecting-fuels from fungien_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
mus.citation.extentfirstpage973en_US
mus.citation.extentlastpage982en_US
mus.citation.issue5en_US
mus.citation.journaltitleBiotechnology Lettersen_US
mus.citation.volume37en_US
mus.identifier.categoryChemical & Material Sciencesen_US
mus.identifier.doi10.1007/s10529-015-1773-9en_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Agricultureen_US
mus.relation.departmentPlant Sciences & Plant Pathology.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US


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