Day: 13. April 2023

Taisei Corp. makes Synechococcus produce extracellular fatty acids

https://www.nedo.go.jp/news/press/AA5_101632.html A research team, consisting of Taisei Corporation, Saitama University, Chubu University, and Kazusa DNA Research Institute, succeeded ┬áin producing microalgae that produce free fatty acids outside the cells without introducing foreign genes, by suppressing or enhancing the expression of specific genes in the cyanobacterial strain Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942. Conventional algae biofuel production involves […]

Kao Corp: gallic acid and 4,3-AHBA from glucose

https://bio.nikkeibp.co.jp/atcl/news/p1/23/04/12/10582/ At the JSBBA conference 2023, Kao has announced the production of gallic acid, a raw material for semiconductors and other products, and of 4-amino-3-hydroxybenzoic acid (4,3-AHBA), a raw material for plastics, both from glucose. Corynebacteria are used for production, and a dedicated metabolic pathway has been constructed for each compound. Gallic acid is an […]

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