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|Antigen/Gene or Protein Targets
|Escherichia coli cells can metabolize glucose but can accumulate lactic acid from xylose.
|Microbial fermentation processes are used to generate a myriad of comedic chemicals representing market segments valued in the billions of dollars. Microbial metabolic pathways are not though, naturally optimal for the generation of a desired chemical, rather they have evolved for the benefit of the organism. Metabolic engineering is the targeted and rational alteration of metabolism, and it involves the redirection of intra-cellular processes to generate a new product or a product in much higher yields and/or faster rates. UGA researchers have developed a collection of engineered E. coli strains that are capable of (i) producing pyruvate, (ii) used in the co-fermentation – at the same rate - of mixed pentoses and hexoses, or (iii) reducing the formation of acetate by-product of fermentations, under different metabolic conditions. These strains are optimal starting points for the development of novel derivative strains for industrial use
|MG1655 ΔptsG763::(FRT) ΔmanZ743::(FRT) Δglk-726::(FRT) ΔpflB::Cam
|Lysogeny broth: 10g/L tryptone, 10g/L NaCl, 5g/L yeast extract, pH adjusted to 7.0, aerobic 37C. Provided as lyophilized culture.
|Metabolism, Microbiology, Bacteriology
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