Sustainable heterologous production of terpene hydrocarbons in cyanobacteria

@article{Formighieri2016SustainableHP,
  title={Sustainable heterologous production of terpene hydrocarbons in cyanobacteria},
  author={Cinzia Formighieri and Anastasios Melis},
  journal={Photosynthesis Research},
  year={2016},
  volume={130},
  pages={123-135}
}
Cyanobacteria can be exploited as photosynthetic platforms for heterologous generation of terpene hydrocarbons with industrial application. However, the slow catalytic activity of terpene synthases (k cat = 4 s−1 or slower) makes them noncompetitive for the pool of available substrate, thereby limiting the rate and yield of product generation. Work in this paper applied transformation technologies in Synechocystis for the heterologous production of β-phellandrene (monoterpene) hydrocarbons… CONTINUE READING

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