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Towards improved butanol production through targeted genetic modification of Clostridium pasteurianum (2017)
Journal Article
Schwarz, K., Grosse-Honebrink, A., Derecka, K., Rotta, C., Zhang, Y., & Minton, N. P. (in press). Towards improved butanol production through targeted genetic modification of Clostridium pasteurianum. Metabolic Engineering, doi:10.1016/j.ymben.2017.01.009. ISSN 1096-7176

Declining fossil fuel reserves, coupled with environmental concerns over their continued extraction and exploitation have led to strenuous efforts to identify renewable routes to energy and fuels. One attractive option is to convert glycerol, a by-pr... Read More

Transient exposure to low levels of insecticide affects metabolic networks of honeybee larvae (2013)
Journal Article
Derecka, K., Blythe, M. J., Malla, S., Genereux, D. P., Guffanti, A., Pavan, P., …Stöger, R. (2013). Transient exposure to low levels of insecticide affects metabolic networks of honeybee larvae. PLoS ONE, 8(7), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068191. ISSN 1932-6203

The survival of a species depends on its capacity to adjust to changing environmental conditions, and new stressors. Such new, anthropogenic stressors include the neonicotinoid class of crop-protecting agents, which have been implicated in the popula... Read More