Evolution-guided optimization of biosynthetic pathways.

@article{Raman2014EvolutionguidedOO,
  title={Evolution-guided optimization of biosynthetic pathways.},
  author={Srivatsan Raman and Jameson K. Rogers and N. Denise Taylor and George M. Church},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2014},
  volume={111 50},
  pages={17803-8}
}
Engineering biosynthetic pathways for chemical production requires extensive optimization of the host cellular metabolic machinery. Because it is challenging to specify a priori an optimal design, metabolic engineers often need to construct and evaluate a large number of variants of the pathway. We report a general strategy that combines targeted genome-wide mutagenesis to generate pathway variants with evolution to enrich for rare high producers. We convert the intracellular presence of the… CONTINUE READING
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