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An engineered pathway for the biosynthesis of renewable propane

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Communications, September 2014
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Title
An engineered pathway for the biosynthesis of renewable propane
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Nature Communications, September 2014
DOI 10.1038/ncomms5731
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Pauli Kallio, András Pásztor, Kati Thiel, M. Kalim Akhtar, Patrik R. Jones

Abstract

The deployment of next-generation renewable biofuels can be enhanced by improving their compatibility with the current infrastructure for transportation, storage and utilization. Propane, the bulk component of liquid petroleum gas, is an appealing target as it already has a global market. In addition, it is a gas under standard conditions, but can easily be liquefied. This allows the fuel to immediately separate from the biocatalytic process after synthesis, yet does not preclude energy-dense storage as a liquid. Here we report, for the first time, a synthetic metabolic pathway for producing renewable propane. The pathway is based on a thioesterase specific for butyryl-acyl carrier protein (ACP), which allows native fatty acid biosynthesis of the Escherichia coli host to be redirected towards a synthetic alkane pathway. Propane biosynthesis is markedly stimulated by the introduction of an electron-donating module, optimizing the balance of O2 supply and removal of native aldehyde reductases.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 9 3%
United Kingdom 7 2%
Germany 3 1%
China 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 260 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 77 27%
Researcher 67 24%
Student > Master 35 12%
Student > Bachelor 25 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 20 7%
Other 60 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 120 42%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 55 19%
Chemistry 26 9%
Engineering 25 9%
Unspecified 21 7%
Other 37 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 444. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 September 2018.
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#20,848
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Outputs from Nature Communications
#326
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#295
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Outputs of similar age from Nature Communications
#6
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