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Table 4 Ability of R. oryzae NBRC 5384 to produce lactic acid using various carbon sources

From: Lactic acid production from paper sludge by SSF with thermotolerant Rhizopus sp.

  Lactic acid (g/L) Yield (g/g)a
Glucose 34.2 0.648
Galactose 32.7 0.654
Mannose 31.0 0.620
Fructose 32.9 0.658
Xylose 5.23 0.105
Arabinose 0.13 0.0026
Sucrose 0.243 0.00486
Maltose 36.5 0.730
Cellobiose 6.55 0.131
Lactose 0 0
Glycerol 0 0
Sorbitol 8.31 0.166
Mannitol 0 0
Soluble starch 6.80 0.136
α-Cellulose 0 0
  1. All cultures were carried out for 120 h at 40 °C
  2. aBased on the initial concentration of each sugar (50 g/L)