Tag: glucose

Growth of engineered Pseudomonas putida on glucose, xylose and arabinose

Growth of engineered Pseudomonas putida on glucose, xylose and arabinose

January 25, 2019 |

In Germany, researchers from Ulm University engineered Pseudomonas putida KT2440 as microbial biocatalyst for the utilization of xylose and arabinose in addition to glucose as sole carbon sources. What they found was surprising in that both recombinant strains were able to grow on xylose as well as arabinose with high cell densities and growth rates […]

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EU-funded ZYBIOM project discovers enzymes that can double amount of glucose from wood

EU-funded ZYBIOM project discovers enzymes that can double amount of glucose from wood

August 29, 2018 |

In France, by studying a particular fungus, scientists in the EU-funded ZYBIOM project have discovered a family of enzymes that can double the amount of glucose extracted from wood. Although biofuels are the most immediate application, as their production from glucose is already well understood, the new enzymes could also have a part to play […]

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Japanese researchers disover model for how plants create glucose from CO2

Japanese researchers disover model for how plants create glucose from CO2

January 31, 2017 |

In Japan, a research group led by Associate Professor ASHIDA Hiroki (Graduate School of Human Development and Environment, Kobe University), Academic Researcher KONO Takunari (Graduate School of Human Development and Environment, Kobe University), and Professor MATSUMURA Hiroyoshi (Ritsumeikan University) has discovered an evolutionary model for the biological function that creates CO2 from glucose in photosynthesis. […]

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C5 is the new C6

C5 is the new C6

December 15, 2015 |

Goodbye glucose, hello xylose. The X-Factor in the advanced bioeconomy might just be a sugar that starts with an X. You’ve long noticed that water gathers in beads — on a leaf in the morning, for example, or dripping from a faucet. That’s surface tension, which is to say that the water is more attracted […]

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UCLA researchers create synthetic glycolysis pathway

UCLA researchers create synthetic glycolysis pathway

October 14, 2013 |

In California, UCLA chemical engineering researchers have created a new synthetic metabolic pathway for breaking down glucose that could lead to a 50 percent increase in the production of biofuels. The new pathway is intended to replace the natural metabolic pathway known as glycolysis, a series of chemical reactions that nearly all organisms use to convert […]

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