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Metabolic engineering of Clostridium autoethanogenum for selective alcohol production (2017)
Journal Article
Liew, F., Henstra, A. M., Kӧpke, M., Winzer, K., Simpson, S. D., & Minton, N. P. (in press). Metabolic engineering of Clostridium autoethanogenum for selective alcohol production. Metabolic Engineering, 40, doi:10.1016/j.ymben.2017.01.007. ISSN 1096-7176

Gas fermentation using acetogenic bacteria such as Clostridium autoethanogenum offers an attractive route for production of fuel ethanol from industrial waste gases. Acetate reduction to acetaldehyde and further to ethanol via an aldehyde: ferredoxin... Read More

Insights into CO2 fixation pathway of Clostridium autoethanogenumby targeted mutagenesis (2016)
Journal Article
Liew, F., Henstra, A. M., Winzer, K., Kopke, M., Simpson, S. D., & Minton, N. P. (in press). Insights into CO2 fixation pathway of Clostridium autoethanogenumby targeted mutagenesis. mBio, 7(3), doi:10.1128/mBio.00427-16. ISSN 2150-7511

The future sustainable production of chemicals and fuels from nonpetrochemical resources and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions are two of the greatest societal challenges. Gas fermentation, which utilizes the ability of acetogenic bacteria such a... Read More

A roadmap for gene system development in Clostridium (2016)
Journal Article
Minton, N. P., Ehsaan, M., Humphreys, C. M., Little, G. T., Baker, J., Henstra, A. M., …Zhang, Y. (2016). A roadmap for gene system development in Clostridium. Anaerobe, 41, doi:10.1016/j.anaerobe.2016.05.011. ISSN 1075-9964

Clostridium species are both heroes and villains. Some cause serious human and animal diseases, those present in the microbiota contribute to health and wellbeing, while others represent useful industrial chassis for the production of chemicals and f... Read More

Whole genome sequence and manual annotation of Clostridium autoethanogenum, an industrially relevant bacterium (2015)
Journal Article
Humphreys, C. M., McLean, S., Schatschneider, S., Millat, T., Henstra, A. M., Annan, F. J., …Minton, N. P. (2015). Whole genome sequence and manual annotation of Clostridium autoethanogenum, an industrially relevant bacterium. BMC Genomics, 16, doi:10.1186/s12864-015-2287-5. ISSN 1471-2164

Clostridium autoethanogenum is an acetogenic bacterium capable of producing high value commodity chemicals and biofuels from the C1 gases present in synthesis gas. This common industrial waste gas can act as the sole energy and carbon source for the... Read More