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Rediscovering Acetate Metabolism: Its Potential Sources and Utilization for Biobased Transformation into Value-Added Chemicals
- Lim, Hyun Gyu, Lee, Ji Hoon, Noh, Myung Hyun, Jung, Gyoo Yeol
- Journal of agricultural and food chemistry 2018 v.66 no.16 pp. 3998-4006
- acetates, carbon, feedstocks, fermentation, microorganisms, value added
- One of the great advantages of microbial fermentation is the capacity to convert various carbon compounds into value-added chemicals. In this regard, there have been many efforts to engineer microorganisms to facilitate utilization of abundant carbon sources. Recently, the potential of acetate as a feedstock has been discovered; efforts have been made to produce various biochemicals from acetate based on understanding of its metabolism. In this review, we discuss the potential sources of acetate and summarized the recent progress to improve acetate utilization with microorganisms. Furthermore, we also describe representative studies that engineered microorganisms for the production of biochemicals from acetate.