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Engineering of Saccharomyces cerevisiae for the production of poly-3-d-hydroxybutyrate from xylose

Overview of attention for article published in AMB Express, February 2015
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Engineering of Saccharomyces cerevisiae for the production of poly-3-d-hydroxybutyrate from xylose
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AMB Express, February 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13568-015-0100-0
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Anders G Sandström, Alejandro Muñoz de las Heras, Diogo Portugal-Nunes, Marie F Gorwa-Grauslund


Poly-3-d-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) is a promising biopolymer naturally produced by several bacterial species. In the present study, the robust baker's yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae was engineered to produce PHB from xylose, the main pentose found in lignocellulosic biomass. The PHB pathway genes from the well-characterized PHB producer Cupriavidus necator were introduced in recombinant S. cerevisiae strains already capable of pentose utilization by introduction of the fungal genes for xylose utilization from the yeast Scheffersomyces stipitis. PHB production from xylose was successfully demonstrated in shake-flasks experiments, with PHB yield of 1.17 ± 0.18 mg PHB g(-1) xylose. Under well-controlled fully aerobic conditions, a titer of 101.7 mg PHB L(-1) was reached within 48 hours, with a PHB yield of 1.99 ± 0.15 mg PHB g(-1) xylose, thereby demonstrating the potential of this host for PHB production from lignocellulose.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 69 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 15 22%
Researcher 14 20%
Student > Bachelor 13 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 6%
Other 7 10%
Unknown 8 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 22 32%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 17 25%
Chemical Engineering 5 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 4 6%
Engineering 4 6%
Other 5 7%
Unknown 12 17%

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