RIKEN group develops novel pathway to maleic acid in E. coli

The group of Akihiro KONDO at RIKEN has used synthetic biology to produce maleic acid from glucose in recombinant E. coli by a novel pathway. The research team combined 3-hydroxybenzoic acid synthetase (Hyg5) derived from Streptomyces hygroscopicus, 3-hydroxybenzoic...