Genetically engineering cyanobacteria to convert CO2, water, and light into the long-chain hydrocarbon farnesene

@article{Halfmann2014GeneticallyEC,
  title={Genetically engineering cyanobacteria to convert CO2, water, and light into the long-chain hydrocarbon farnesene},
  author={Charles Halfmann and Liping Gu and William P Gibbons and Ruanbao Zhou},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  year={2014},
  volume={98},
  pages={9869-9877}
}
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), has many applications in lubricants, cosmetics, fragrances, and biofuels. However, a method for the sustainable, photosynthetic production of farnesene has been lacking. Here, we report the photosynthetic production of farnesene by the filamentous cyanobacterium Anabaena sp. PCC 7120 using only CO2… CONTINUE READING
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