Optimization of ethylene glycol production from (d)-xylose via a synthetic pathway implemented in Escherichia coli

Abstract

BACKGROUND Ethylene glycol (EG) is a bulk chemical that is mainly used as an anti-freezing agent and a raw material in the synthesis of plastics. Production of commercial EG currently exclusively relies on chemical synthesis using fossil resources. Biochemical production of ethylene glycol from renewable resources may be more sustainable. RESULTS Herein… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s12934-015-0312-7

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