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Engineering cyanobacteria for the production of a cyclic hydrocarbon fuel from CO2 and H2O
Cyclic hydrocarbons are a critical component of petroleum fuels. However, biofuels produced by current biochemical and thermochemical processes contain small amounts of cyclic hydrocarbons, and canExpand
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Genetically engineering cyanobacteria to convert CO2, water, and light into the long-chain hydrocarbon farnesene
Genetically engineered cyanobacteria offer a shortcut to convert CO2 and H2O directly into biofuels and high value chemicals for societal benefits. Farnesene, a long-chained hydrocarbon (C15H24), hasExpand
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Repair of nuclear ruptures requires barrier-to-autointegration factor
Halfmann et al. describe a role for the protein BAF in nuclear envelope rupture repair. BAF recruits LEM-domain proteins and membranes to nuclear ruptures, yet surprisingly, ESCRT-III is not requiredExpand
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Producing next-generation biofuels from filamentous cyanobacteria: An economic feasibility analysis
Abstract The need for renewable, sustainable sources of biofuels continues to increase as the world’s population continues to grow. Using microorganisms as biofuel producers is one area that is beingExpand
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Metabolic engineering of a cyanobacterium to convert CO2, water, and light into a long-chained alkene
Abstract Photosynthetic microorganisms are endowed with the unique ability to utilize light energy to convert inorganic carbon into biomass, offering an opportunity to use metabolically-designedExpand
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Increasing the tolerance of filamentous cyanobacteria to next-generation biofuels via directed evolution
Abstract Renewable biofuels can lessen our reliance on fossil fuels. Cyanobacteria are being investigated for the production of biofuels directly from carbon dioxide, thus eliminating the steps ofExpand
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Life cycle analysis of a large-scale limonene production facility utilizing filamentous N 2 -fixing cyanobacteria
Due to the adverse effects of fossil fuel use, it is becoming increasingly important to produce next-generation biofuels from renewable, sustainable sources. Filamentous N2-fixing strains ofExpand
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Evaluating the efficacy of genetically engineered Escherichia coli W (ATCC 9637) to produce limonene from industrial sugar beets (Beta vulgaris L.)
Abstract There is an increasing need for renewable fuels and chemicals from sustainable feedstocks to decrease the negative global impacts caused by the rampant use of fossil fuels. Juice fromExpand
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The Synthetic Biology of N2-Fixing Cyanobacteria for Photosynthetic Terpenoid Production
THE SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY OF N2-FIXING CYANOBACTERIA FOR PHOTOSYNTHETIC TERPENOID PRODUCTION CHARLES T. HALFMANN 2017 In the last few decades, concerns over global climate change, energy security, andExpand
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