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Table 1 Carbon source versatility

From: Microbial production host selection for converting second-generation feedstocks into bioproducts

  Glucose Xylose Arabinose Mannose Galactose Glycerol
E. coli + + + + + +
C. glutamicum +/- - - +/- +/- +/-
S. cerevisiae + - - + - +/-
P. stipitis + + - + + +
T. reesei + + - + - -
A. niger + + + + - +
  1. + good growth
  2. +/- moderate growth
  3. - no or very slow growth