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Metabolic engineering

Two modules for biosynthesis from CO2

The conversion of CO2 into complex molecules by genetically enhanced microorganisms is desirable but challenging. Now, a two-stage strategy featuring carbon sequestration, using the cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus, and cellular catalysis, using Escherichia coli, is reported for the synthesis of value-added molecules from CO2.

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Fig. 1: Conversion of CO2 into natural products using the modular strategy of integration of photosynthesis and resting cellular catalysis.


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Ren, M., Schada von Borzyskowski, L. Two modules for biosynthesis from CO2. Nat. Synth (2023).

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