Anne M. Ruffing and Howland D.T. Jones Physiological effects of free fatty acid production in genetically engineered Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942 Biotechnology and Bioengineering 109
Cyanobacteria are attractive hosts for biofuel production; however, the production of fuel precursors like free fatty acids will affect the metabolic carbon balance within the cell. This work explores how free fatty acid production in a model cyanobacterium affects cell growth, photosynthesis, and photosynthetic pigments. These physiological effects ultimately limit the capacity for biofuel synthesis and must be addressed to enable large-scale production.
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