Zymomonas mobilis as a Model System for Production of Biofuels and Biochemicals

Shihui Yang, Qiang Fei, Yaoping Zhang, Lydia M. Contreras, Sagar M. Utturkar, Steven D. Brown, Michael E. Himmel, Min Zhang

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Zymomonas mobilis is a natural ethanologen with many desirable industrial biocatalyst characteristics. In this review, we will discuss work to develop Z. mobilis as a model system for biofuel production from the perspectives of substrate utilization, development for industrial robustness, potential product spectrum, strain evaluation and fermentation strategies. This review also encompasses perspectives related to classical genetic tools and emerging technologies in this context.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)699-717
Number of pages19
JournalMicrobial Biotechnology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2016

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© 2016 The Authors. Microbial Biotechnology published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd and Society for Applied Microbiology.

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5100-67019


  • biocatalysts
  • biofuel production
  • substrates


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