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Mobilising the enzymatic potential of hydrocarbonoclastic bacteria and the oleaginous yeast Yarrowia lipolytica to create a powerful cellular production platform for lipid-derived industrial materials.



Abstract The project will develop a versatile fermentation platform, using the oleaginous yeast Yarrowia lipolytica, for the conversion of lipid feedstocks into diverse added-value products. Relevant enzymatic properties for the production of compounds of interest will be derived from marine hydrocarbonoclastic bacteria. Research directed at elucidating the lipid metabolism of the yeast, together with available genomic data make it possible to intercept its lipid metabolism for biotechnological purposes.

More information can be found in the attached flyer1 and flyer2.

Cooperation theme 2 - Food, agriculture and fisheries, and biotechnology                    

FP7-KBBE-2007-1 August 1st, 2008 – July 31st, 2011



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