• Xylose Assimilation for the Efficient Production of Biofuels and Chemicals by Engineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae

    14 days ago - By Wiley

    Production of diverse chemicals from xylose is indispensable for the implementation of lignocellulosic biomass‐based bioeconomy. This review summarizes recent advances in metabolic engineering of yeast to address bottlenecks of xylose assimilation and to enable simultaneous co‐utilization of xylose and other cellulosic substrates. This review also highlights distinct characteristics of yeast xylose metabolism that can be harnessed to produce various chemicals.
    Abstract
    Microbial conversion of plant biomass into fuels and chemicals offers a practical solution to global concerns over limited...
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