An update on microbial carotenoid production: application of recent metabolic engineering tools

@article{Das2007AnUO,
  title={An update on microbial carotenoid production: application of recent metabolic engineering tools},
  author={Amitabha Das and Sang-Hwal Yoon and Sook-Hee Lee and Jae-Yean Kim and Deok-Kun Oh and Seon-Won Kim},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  year={2007},
  volume={77},
  pages={505-512}
}
Carotenoids are ubiquitous pigments synthesized by plants, fungi, algae, and bacteria. Industrially, carotenoids are used in pharmaceuticals, neutraceuticals, and animal feed additives, as well as colorants in cosmetics and foods. Scientific interest in dietary carotenoids has increased in recent years because of their beneficial effects on human health, such as lowering the risk of cancer and enhancement of immune system function, which are attributed to their antioxidant potential. The… CONTINUE READING