Photo-Catalytic Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Organic Acids by a Recombinant Cyanobacterium Incapable of Glycogen Storage

Damian Carrieri, Troy Paddock, Pin Ching Maness, Michael Seibert, Jianping Yu

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Abstract

Deletion of the gene encoding glucose-1-phosphate adenylyltransferase (ΔglgC) in the non-nitrogen-fixing cyanobacterium, Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803, disables glycogen synthesis, arrests cellular biomass accumulation under nitrogen deficiency, and redirects photosynthetically fixed carbon to organic acids (α-ketoglutarate and pyruvate) that appear in the extracellular medium.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)9457-9461
Number of pages5
JournalEnergy and Environmental Science
Volume5
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2012

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-2700-55756

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