Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research

Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research

Metabolic Engineering and Construction of Expression Plasmids in Zymomonas mobilis


Julia Brown, Emzo de los Santos, Nathaniel Glasser, Katie Knister, Daisy Lin, Gita Mahmoudabadi, Edward Pursifull, Chenxi Qiu, Ashley Su, Huey-Ru Tsai


Richard Murray, Thomas E and Doris Everhart Professor of Control & Dynamical Systems and Bioengineering, California Institute of Technology

In the search for renewable biofuels, microorganisms are used to produce biofuels. The bacterium Zymomonas mobilis is an efficient producer of ethanol. Attempts were made to increase the limited substrate range of Z. mobilis through metabolic engineering. The project plan was to assemble a plasmid carrying an allose degradation operon and transform it into Z. mobilis. Thus, Z. mobilis would able to ferment allose as a sole source of carbon. The genetic pathway and strategies for engineering Z. mobilis will be presented.

Presented by:

Huey-Ru Tsai


Saturday, November 17, 2012




Broome Library

Presentation Type:

Poster Presentation