volume 79, issue 2, P314-320 2015
DOI: 10.1080/09168451.2014.972330
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Hiroshi Sakuragi, Hironobu Morisaka, Kouichi Kuroda, Mitsuyoshi Ueda

Abstract: Abstract Compared with ethanol, butanol has more advantageous physical properties as a fuel, and biobutanol is thus considered a promising biofuel material. Biobutanol has often been produced by Clostridium species; however, because they are strictly anaerobic microorganisms, these species are challenging to work with. We attempted to introduce the butanol production pathway into yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, which is a well-known microorganism that is tolerant to organic solvents. 1-Butanol w…

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