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Chemistry and Industry of Forest Products ›› 2016, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (4): 140-146.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.0253-2417.2016.04.020

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Research Progress on Biosynthesis of Long Chain Fuel Alcohol

XU Jing-liang, CHEN Xiao-yan, XIAO Shi-yuan, YUAN Zhen-hong   

  1. Key Laboratory of Renewable Energy;Guangdong Key Laboratory of New and Renewable Energy Research and Development;Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510640, China
  • Received:2015-08-02 Online:2016-08-25 Published:2016-09-01

Abstract: This paper briefly introduced the excellent properties of long chain alcohols as liquid fuels and reviewed the three main biosynthesis pathways of long chain alcohols, i.e., Ehrlich pathway, non-fermentation pathway and photosynthetic pathway. The methods of improving the yield of long chain alcohol were summarized, such as choice of host strains, screening and breeding of tolerant strains, reconstruction of metabolic pathway, and optimization of long chain alcohol production process. And the future development direction of long chain alcohol was also suggested.

Key words: long chain alcohol, biosynthesis, α-keto acid, Ehrlich pathway, non-fermentation pathway, photosynthetic pathway

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