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Table 1 Overview of ethanol and n-butanol tolerance in microorganisms

From: Improvement of n-butanol tolerance in Escherichia coliby membrane-targeted tilapia metallothionein

Microorganism Ethanol tolerance n-Butanol tolerance Reference
E. coli 4 - 5% 0.5 – 1% [4, 28]
4 - 5% 1.5 – 2% This work
Bacillus 2.5 - 5% 1 – 2.25% [29, 30]
Clostridia 4 - 5% 1.2 - 1.5% [31, 32]
Pseudomonas - 6% [27]
Lactobacillus 2.5 - 5% 2.5 - 3% [4, 29]
Saccharomyces 9.5 - 11% 1 - 2% [4]
Zymomonas 13% 1 - 2% [4]
Pichia - < 1% [4]
Candida 14% 1 - 2% [4]