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Method and strain for sugar conversion

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Technology Summary

Biological conversion of plant biomass requires a microorganism that can eat all of the breakdown products of plant biomass. Pseudomonas putida KT2440 is an emerging platform for bioconversion of plant polymers, but it does not eat galactose, a major sugar found in plant material. We have engineered microorganisms to catabolize galactose.


George L Peabody V
Biosciences Division

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