Characterization and Isolation of Bacteria Producing Cellulose

Cellulose 생합성 세균의 분리 및 특성

  • Lee, Seung-Jin (Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Dong-A University) ;
  • Yoo, Ju-Soon (Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Dong-A University) ;
  • Chung, Soo-Yeol (Department of Food Science & Nutrition, Dongju Women's Junior College) ;
  • Choi, Yong-Lark (Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Dong-A University)
  • 이승진 (동아대학교 생명자원과학대학 농화학과) ;
  • 유주순 (동아대학교 생명자원과학대학 농화학과) ;
  • 정수열 (동주여자전문대학 식품영양과) ;
  • 최용락 (동아대학교 생명자원과학대학 농화학과)
  • Published : 1997.04.28


A screening was performed to isolate the cellulose-producing microorganisms from vinegar in Korea. The isolated strain was identified as Acetobacter sp. with respect to physiological and biochemical characteristics and designated as Acetobacter CBI-2. Cellulose production of Acetobacter CBI-2 was equal with the well known cellulose-producing bacteria, A. xylinum. The result of separation on thin layer chromatography(TLC) was consistent with the degradation product of native cellulose. The presence of genes required for the cellulose biosynthesis in Acetobacter CBI-2 was confirmed by Southern hybridization.