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A Novel Bifunctional Wax Ester Synthase/Acyl-CoA:Diacylglycerol Acyltransferase Mediates Wax Ester and Triacylglycerol Biosynthesis inAcinetobacter calcoaceticus ADP1*
Triacylglycerols (TAGs) and wax esters are neutral lipids with considerable importance for dietetic, technical, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical applications. Acinetobacter calcoaceticus ADP1 accumulatesExpand
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Diversity of bacterial polyhydroxyalkanoic acids
An overview is provided on the diversity of biosynthetic polyhydroxyalkanoic acids, and all hitherto known constituents of these microbial storage compounds are listed. The occurrence of 91 differentExpand
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Microdiesel: Escherichia coli engineered for fuel production.
Biodiesel is an alternative energy source and a substitute for petroleum-based diesel fuel. It is produced from renewable biomass by transesterification of triacylglycerols from plant oils, yieldingExpand
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Formation of intracytoplasmic lipid inclusions by Rhodococcus opacus strain PD630
Abstract An oleaginous hydrocarbon-degrading Rhodococcus opacus strain (PD630) was isolated from a soil sample. The cells were able to grow on a variety of substrates and to produce large amounts ofExpand
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Yarrowia lipolytica
Well known for its potential for industrial applications detailed in other chapters of this book, Yarrowia lipolytica occupies an interesting position among hemiascomycetous yeasts due to its basalExpand
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Biology of the Metabolically Diverse Genus Gordonia
The actinomycete genus Gordonia has attracted much interest in recent years for a variety of reasons. Most species were isolated due to their abilities to degrade xenobiotics, environmentalExpand
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Analysis of a 24-kilodalton protein associated with the polyhydroxyalkanoic acid granules in Alcaligenes eutrophus.
A 5.0-kbp genomic EcoRI restriction fragment which complemented a third subclass of polyhydroxyalkanoic acid (PHA)-leaky mutants of A. eutrophus that accumulated PHA at a lower rate than the wildExpand
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Cloning of the Alcaligenes eutrophus genes for synthesis of poly-beta-hydroxybutyric acid (PHB) and synthesis of PHB in Escherichia coli.
Eight mutants of Alcaligenes eutrophus defective in the intracellular accumulation of poly-beta-hydroxybutyric acid (PHB) were isolated after transposon Tn5 mutagenesis with the suicide vectorExpand
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Bacterial and other biological systems for polyester production.
Poly(3-hydroxybutyric acid) and other structurally related aliphatic polyesters from bacteria, referred to as polyhydroxyalkanoic acids, form biodegradable thermoplastics and elastomers that areExpand
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The wax ester synthase/acyl coenzyme A:diacylglycerol acyltransferase from Acinetobacter sp. strain ADP1: characterization of a novel type of acyltransferase.
The wax ester synthase/acyl coenzyme A (acyl-CoA):diacylglycerol acyltransferase (WS/DGAT) catalyzes the final steps in triacylglycerol (TAG) and wax ester (WE) biosynthesis in the gram-negativeExpand
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