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Biosynthetic Production of Aromatic Fine Chemicals

Abstract This dissertation focuses on the biosynthetic production of aromatic fine chemicals in engineered Escherichia coli from renewable resources. The discussed metabolic pathways take advantage of key metabolites in the shikimic acid pathway, which is responsible for the production of the aromatic amino acids phenylalanine, tyrosine, and tryptophan. For the first time, the renewable production of benzaldehyde and benzyl alcohol has been achieved in recombinant E. coli with a maximum titer of 114 mg/L of benzyl alcohol. Further strain development to knockout endogenous alcohol dehydrogenase has reduced the in vivo degradation of benzaldehyde by 9-fold, representing an improved host for the future production of benzaldehyde as a sole product. In a... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Pugh, Shawn (Author) / Nielsen, David (Advisor) / Dai, Lenore (Committee member) / Torres, Cesar (Committee member) / Lind, Mary Laura (Committee member) / Wang, Xuan (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Chemical engineering / Molecular biology / Metabolic Engineering / Synthetic Biology
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 114 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Chemical Engineering 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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