Development of metabolic engineering strategies for microbial platform to produce bioplastics

Si Jae Park, Yokimiko David, Mary Grace Baylon, Soon Ho Hong, Young Hoon Oh, Jung Eun Yang, So Young Choi, Seung Hwan Lee, Sang Yup Lee

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As the concerns about environmental problems, climate change and limited fossil resources increase, bio-based production of chemicals and polymers from renewable resources gains much attention as one of the promising solutions to deal with these problems. To solve these problems, much effort has been devoted to the development of sustainable process using renewable resources. Recently, many chemicals and polymers have been synthesized by biorefinery process and these bio-based chemicals and plastics have been suggested as strong candidates to substitute petroleum-based products. In this review, we discuss current advances on the development of metabolically engineered microorganisms for the efficient production of bio-based chemicals and polymers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-141
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Chemistry for Engineering
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2014


  • Biochemical
  • Bioplastic
  • Biorefinery
  • Metabolic engineering
  • Recombinant microorganism


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