Recent progress in development of synthetic biology platforms and metabolic engineering of Corynebacterium glutamicum

Han Min Woo, Jin Byung Park

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Abstract

The paradigm of synthetic biology has been evolving, along with relevant engineering, to achieve designed bio-systems. Synthetic biology has reached the point where it is possible to develop microbial strains to produce desired chemicals. Recent advances in this field have promoted metabolic engineering of Corynebacterium glutamicum as an amino-acid producer for use in intelligent microbial-cell factories. Here, we review recent advances that address C. glutamicum as a potential model organism for synthetic biology, and evaluate their industrial applications. Finally, we highlight the perspective of developing C. glutamicum as a step toward advanced microbial-cell factories that could produce valuable chemicals from renewable resources.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-51
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Biotechnology
Volume180
DOIs
StatePublished - 20 Jun 2014

Keywords

  • Corynebacterium glutamicum
  • Industrial host
  • Metabolic engineering
  • Synthetic biology

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