Engineering of Saccharomyces cerevisiae for the synthesis of short chain fatty acids

@article{Leber2014EngineeringOS,
  title={Engineering of Saccharomyces cerevisiae for the synthesis of short chain fatty acids},
  author={Christopher Leber and Nancy A Da Silva},
  journal={Biotechnology and Bioengineering},
  year={2014},
  volume={111}
}
Carbon feedstocks from fossilized sources are being rapidly depleted due to rising demand for industrial and commercial applications. Many petroleum‐derived chemicals can be directly or functionally substituted with chemicals derived from renewable feedstocks. Several short chain organic acids may fulfill this role using their functional groups as a target for chemical catalysis. Saccharomyces cerevisiae was engineered to produce short chain carboxylic acids (C6 to C10) from glucose using the… 
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