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Metabolic engineering of microbial pathways for advanced biofuels production.
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PMID:  21620688     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Production of biofuels from renewable resources such as cellulosic biomass provides a source of liquid transportation fuel to replace petroleum-based fuels. This endeavor requires the conversion of cellulosic biomass into simple sugars, and the conversion of simple sugars into biofuels. Recently, microorganisms have been engineered to convert simple sugars into several types of biofuels, such as alcohols, fatty acid alkyl esters, alkanes, and terpenes, with high titers and yields. Here, we review recently engineered biosynthetic pathways from the well-characterized microorganisms Escherichia coli and Saccharomyces cerevisiae for the production of several advanced biofuels.
Authors:
Fuzhong Zhang; Sarah Rodriguez; Jay D Keasling
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in biotechnology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-0429     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-5-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9100492     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Biotechnol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Affiliation:
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA; Joint BioEnergy Institute, 5885 Hollis Street, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA; Physical Bioscience Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA.
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