Genes involved in long-chain alkene biosynthesis in Micrococcus luteus.

  title={Genes involved in long-chain alkene biosynthesis in Micrococcus luteus.},
  author={Harry R Beller and Ee-Been Goh and Jay D Keasling},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={76 4},
Aliphatic hydrocarbons are highly appealing targets for advanced cellulosic biofuels, as they are already predominant components of petroleum-based gasoline and diesel fuels. We have studied alkene biosynthesis in Micrococcus luteus ATCC 4698, a close relative of Sarcina lutea (now Kocuria rhizophila), which 4 decades ago was reported to biosynthesize iso- and anteiso-branched, long-chain alkenes. The underlying biochemistry and genetics of alkene biosynthesis were not elucidated in those… CONTINUE READING


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