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Third-party-funded project

Isolation and characterisation of enzymes and genes involved in the biosynthesis of 2,5-dimethyl-4-hydroxy-3[2H]-furanone (Furaneol)

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2,5-Dimethyl-4-hydroxy-3(2H)-furanone (Furaneol) belongs to the ten most valuable aroma components worldwide. It represents a key odorant among the chemically synthesized aroma compounds. A higher economic value is expected by a biotechnological production e.g. application of enzymatic processes. Therefore, this project is concerned with the investigation of the biological formation of 2,5-dimethyl-4-hydroxy-3(2H)-furanone in strawberry fruits and the yeast Zygosaccharomyces rouxii.

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Projekt period: from 01.2000 to 06.2002

Funding institution:
Sonstige private Mittel ,Granting date: 01.01.2000


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