Microbial co-culture conversion of lignocellulosic sugars to high-value chemicals

Authors
Gedeon, Kamil Sankara
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Collins, Cynthia H.
Koffas, Mattheos A. G.
Garde, Shekhar
Rogers, Karyn
Issue Date
2019-08
Keywords
Chemical engineering
Degree
PhD
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Abstract
The final aim of this work was to engineer co-cultures for improved product titer and increased total sugar consumption as compared to mono-cultures. From this work we showed violacein production solely xylose for the first time in E. coli. We also showed the production of violacein and naringenin from co-cultures in mixed sugar media. By varying inoculation ratios of the two E. coli strains, we successfully determined co-culture conditions that resulted in higher production of violacein and naringenin than their mono-culture counterparts. The final co-culture system serves as a platform for improved production of other biomolecules from lignocellulosic sugars over mono-culture production, while demonstrating that modularization of metabolic pathways in different strains can improve product titer, and sugar consumption.
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August 2019
School of Engineering
Department
Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
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