Microbial cellulose synthesis

Nivedita Nagachar, John McManus

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Abstract

Cellulose, the most abundant biopolymer on earth, has served mankind in countless applications from crude building resources to feedstock for advanced synthetic materials. As interest grows in alternative fuel resources, cellulose is among the primary contenders as a feedstock for generating these fuels. In recent years, interest in plant-derived, photosynthetically fixed cellulose has intensified, as this remains the major untapped natural source of stored solar energy in the form of carbon-carbon bonds. Although not usually considered in the biofuel sector, the ubiquity of microbial cellulose and the engineering of photosynthetic microbes for cellulose production make microbial cellulose a viable candidate. Not only does the remarkable versatility of microbial cellulose make its study worthwhile, but the microbes responsible for its synthesis serve as a simpler model for understanding the complex biological processes underlying plant cellulose synthesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMicrobial Factories
Subtitle of host publicationBiofuels, Waste treatment: Volume 1
PublisherSpringer India
Pages203-216
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9788132225980
ISBN (Print)9788132225973
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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Cellulose
cellulose
synthesis
feedstocks
Carbon
Solar Energy
microorganisms
Biological Phenomena
alternative fuels
Biopolymers
alternative fuel
solar energy
Biofuels
carbon
biopolymers
resource
biofuels
biofuel
biological processes
engineering

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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Nagachar, N., & McManus, J. (2016). Microbial cellulose synthesis. In Microbial Factories: Biofuels, Waste treatment: Volume 1 (pp. 203-216). Springer India. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-81-322-2598-0_12
Nagachar, Nivedita ; McManus, John. / Microbial cellulose synthesis. Microbial Factories: Biofuels, Waste treatment: Volume 1. Springer India, 2016. pp. 203-216
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