Styrene biosynthesis from glucose by engineered E. coli

Rebekah McKenna, David Nielsen

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The biosynthesis of styrene from renewable resources using an engineered microbial platform is put forward. Low activity of pathway enzymes and product toxicity remain as challenges that limit the productivity of the styrene-producing strains. Continued improvements will result in the development of biocatalysts for the sustainable production of this commodity chemical. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting (Minneapolis, MN 10/16-21/2011).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication11AIChE - 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2011
Event2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, 11AIChE - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: Oct 16 2011Oct 21 2011


Other2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, 11AIChE
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN


  • Aromatic
  • Cinnamic acid
  • E. Coli
  • L-phenylalanine
  • Phenylalanine ammonialyase
  • Styrene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering


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