International Sugar Journal

Opportunities and challenges from the emerging bioeconomy for the sugar sector [Full subscriber]

Abstract Advances in industrial biotechnology has made sugar a superb feedstock to produce variety of platform chemicals via the engineered microbe route. This has been led by the development of metabolic engineering toolbox comprising omics technologies, computational systems biology, protein engineering and synthetic biology. The toolbox facilitates engineering of metabolic pathway in microbes to produce a desired molecule. This technology has facilitated many biotech start-ups whereby, in most cases, bioengineered microbes produce a variety of platform chemicals from sugar-starch feedstocks. The recent breakthrough in gene editing technology, CRISPR, is widely recognised as a marked progress in genetic engineering. Fine opportunity…

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