A microbial and enzymatic process for xylitol production that initiates from D-glucose occurs by virtue of a
three-step process in which D-arabitol is the first intermediate product and D-xylulose is the second. To date, the steps of
the formation of D-arabitol and the conversion of xylitol from D-xylulose are key points of departure for promoting the
overall process for xylitol production from D-glucose. This review provides comprehensive insights regarding potential
methods of xylitol production from D-glucose, which might be an alternative to the classical process that utilizes D-xylose
Keywords: D-arabitol dehydrogenase (ArDH), D-arabitol, D-glucose, D-xylulose, xylitol dehydrogenase (XDH), xylitol.
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