Extending the biosynthetic repertoires of cyanobacteria and chloroplasts (pages 87–102)
Agnieszka Zygadlo Nielsen, Silas Busck Mellor, Konstantinos Vavitsas, Artur Jacek Wlodarczyk, Thiyagarajan Gnanasekaran, Maria Perestrello Ramos H de Jesus, Brian Christopher King, Kamil Bakowski and Poul Erik Jensen
Version of Record online: 20 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/tpj.13173
Chloroplasts and cyanobacteria are increasingly popular chassis for metabolic engineering using synthetic biology. Photosynthetic reducing power, i.e. reduced ferredoxin, can be used to drive redox-dependent reactions and to redirect carbon precursors into new products, ranging from high-value pharmaceuticals to platform chemicals and fuels.