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Reports from University of Rostock Add New Data to Findings in Clostridium (Application of new metabolic engineering tools for Clostridium...

July 25, 2014

Reports from University of Rostock Add New Data to Findings in Clostridium (Application of new metabolic engineering tools for Clostridium acetobutylicum)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Weekly News -- Current study results on Clostridium have been published. According to news reporting from Rostock, Germany, by VerticalNews editors, the research stated, "The renewed interests in clostridial acetone-butanol-ethanol (ABE) fermentation as a next-generation biofuel source led to significantly intensified research in the past few years."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of Rostock, "This mini-review focuses on the current status of metabolic engineering techniques available for the model organism of ABE fermentation, Clostridium acetobutylicum. A comprehensive survey of various application examples covers two general issues related to both basic and applied research questions: (i) how to improve biofuel production and (ii) what information can be deduced from respective genotype/phenotype manipulations."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Recently developed strategies to engineer C. acetobutylicum are summarized including the current portfolio of altered gene expression methodologies, as well as systematic (rational) and explorative (combinatorial) metabolic engineering approaches."

For more information on this research see: Application of new metabolic engineering tools for Clostridium acetobutylicum. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 2014;98(13):5823-5837. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology can be contacted at: Springer, 233 Spring St, New York, NY 10013, USA. (Springer -; Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting T. Lutke-Eversloh, University of Rostock, Abt Mikrobiol, Inst Biowissensch, D-18059 Rostock, Germany.

Keywords for this news article include: Biotechnology, Europe, Energy, Rostock, Germany, Biofuel, Oil and Gas, Bioengineering, Metabolic Engineering, Clostridium acetobutylicum, Gram-Positive Endospore-Forming Rods

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