Control of Stress Tolerance in Bacterial Host Organisms for Bioproduction of Fuels

Part of the Microbiology Monographs book series (MICROMONO, volume 22)


The need for renewable alternative sources of liquid biofuels has lead to tremendous interest in the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to fuel compounds via microbial routes. A key aspect of the research involves the engineering of robust and stable microbial host platforms that can produce these compounds at high titer. Impact on growth caused by inhibitory compounds in the deconstructed biomass and accumulation of toxic metabolic intermediates and final product are bottlenecks that severely limit product titers. This chapter reviews known sources of toxicity arising from various aspects of this process and discusses native and heterologous mechanisms of microbial stress response and defense that can be used to engineer better production hosts.


Lignocellulosic Biomass Select Reaction Monitoring Fatty Acid Ethyl Ester Microbial Host Furan Aldehyde 
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This work conducted by the Joint BioEnergy Institute was supported by the Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, of the US Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231.


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