New Synthetic Biology Technique Boosts Microbial Production of Diesel Fuel

March 26, 2012

JBEI researchers have developed a “dynamic sensor-regulator system” that can detect metabolic changes in microbes during the production of fatty acid-based fuels or chemicals and control the expression of genes affecting that production. The result in one demonstration was a threefold increase in the microbial production of biodiesel from glucose.