Genetika Articles Microbial Producers of Butanol

Microbial Producers of Butanol

Microbial Producers of Butanol


O. V. Berezinaa, N. V. Zakharovaa, C. V. Yarotskya, and V. V. Zverlovb

a State Research Institute of Genetics and Selection of Industrial Microorganisms, Moscow, 117545 Russia

b Technische Universität München, Department of Microbiology, Freising, 85350 Germany


Received May 18, 2011

Abstract—This review is written due to an increased interest in the production of energy carriers and basic substrates of the chemical industry from renewable natural resources. In this review, the microbiological aspects of biobutanol production are reflected and the microbial producers of butanol (both natural, i.e., members of the Clostridium genus, and recombinant), obtained by genetic modification of Clostridia and other microorganisms, are characterised.

Keywords: biofuel, butanol, renewable feedstock, clostridia, recombinant butanol producers, Clostridium acetobutylicum


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