Microbial engineering for the production of advanced biofuels

@article{PeraltaYahya2012MicrobialEF,
  title={Microbial engineering for the production of advanced biofuels},
  author={Pamela Peralta-Yahya and Fuzhong Zhang and Stephen B. del Cardayr{\'e} and Jay D. Keasling},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2012},
  volume={488},
  pages={320-328}
}
Advanced biofuels produced by microorganisms have similar properties to petroleum-based fuels, and can 'drop in' to the existing transportation infrastructure. However, producing these biofuels in yields high enough to be useful requires the engineering of the microorganism's metabolism. Such engineering is not based on just one specific feedstock or host organism. Data-driven and synthetic-biology approaches can be used to optimize both the host and pathways to maximize fuel production… Expand

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