Vickers, Claudia E. and Sabri, Suriana (2015) Isoprene. Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology, 148 289-317. doi:10.1007/10_2014_303

Author Vickers, Claudia E.
Sabri, Suriana
Title Isoprene
Journal name Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0724-6145
ISBN 978-3-319-20106-1
Publication date 2015-01-28
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/10_2014_303
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 148
Start page 289
End page 317
Total pages 9
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Springer New York
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract Isoprene is a volatile C5 hydrocarbon. It is produced by a wide variety of organisms and has been shown to play a role in protection of plants under abiotic stress conditions. It also has many different uses as an industrial chemical: most notably as a precursor for synthetic rubbers, but also for production of elastomers, copolymers, adhesives, and specialised chemicals. Modifying and/or engineering isoprene production in plants has the potential to contribute to engineered stress resistance. Moreover, as petrochemical sources of isoprene increase in price and become more scarce, bioproduction routes through microbial processes are becoming more attractive. Here we examine biotechnological aspects of isoprene production and review the current state of the art for both microbial-based industrial bioprocesses and plant engineering.
Keyword Abiotic stress
Industrial biotechnology
Metabolic engineering
Microbial fermentation
Synthetic biology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Publications
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