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Engineering Zymomonas mobilis for enhanced bioethanol production and the integrated bioprocessing of lignocellulose

Grant number: 15/50008-3
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: July 01, 2015 - June 30, 2017
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Genetics - Molecular Genetics and Genetics of Microorganisms
Cooperation agreement: Durham University
Mobility Program: SPRINT - Projetos de pesquisa - Mobilidade
Principal Investigator:Roberto do Nascimento Silva
Grantee:Roberto do Nascimento Silva
Principal investigator abroad: Adrian Walmsley
Institution abroad: Durham University (DU), England
Home Institution: Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto (FMRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:14/23653-2 - Characterization of new sugar transporters involved in the regulation of lignocellulosic biomass degradation of in Trichoderma reesei, AP.R


To meet the surge in demand for biofuels, ethanol-producing microorganisms, such as the Gram-negative bacterium Zymomonas mobilis, are of considerable interest due to their potential for the production of bioethanol. Z. mobilis attracted attention early i (AU)