Microbial synthesis of propane by engineering valine pathway and aldehyde-deformylating oxygenase

@inproceedings{Zhang2016MicrobialSO,
  title={Microbial synthesis of propane by engineering valine pathway and aldehyde-deformylating oxygenase},
  author={Lei Zhang and Yajing Liang and Wei Wu and Xiaoming Tan and Xuefeng Lu},
  booktitle={Biotechnology for biofuels},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Propane, a major component of liquid petroleum gas (LPG) derived from fossil fuels, has widespread applications in vehicles, cooking, and ambient heating. Given the concerns about fossil fuel depletion and carbon emission, exploiting alternative and renewable source of propane have become attractive. In this study, we report the construction of a novel propane biosynthetic pathway in Escherichia coli. RESULTS We constructed an aldehyde reductases (ALR)-deprived E. coli strain… CONTINUE READING