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Jasmine scent from engineered microbes

Fine chemical production mostly relies on petroleum-based chemical synthesis. Now, a process is established to produce benzyl acetate, the main fragrance molecule in jasmine scent, from renewable sugars with engineered bacteria.

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Fig. 1: Delayed co-cultivation strategy for benzyl acetate production.


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Sokolova, N., Haslinger, K. Jasmine scent from engineered microbes. Nat Chem Eng 1, 201–202 (2024).

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