Microbial production of chemicals driven by CRISPR-Cas systems
Reviewartikel, 2022

Microorganisms have provided an attractive route for biosynthesis of various chemicals from renewable resources. CRISPR-Cas systems have served as powerful mechanisms for generating cell factories with desirable properties by manipulating nucleic acids quickly and efficiently. The CRISPR-Cas system provides a toolbox with excellent opportunities for identifying better biocatalysts, multiplexed fine-tuning of metabolic flux, efficient utilization of low-cost substrates, and improvement of metabolic robustness. The overall goal of this review highlights recent advances in the development of microbial cell factories for chemical production using various CRISPR-Cas systems. The perspectives for further development or applications of CRISPR-Cas systems for strain improvement are also discussed.


Shuobo Shi

Beijing University of Chemical Technology

Nailing Qi

Beijing University of Chemical Technology

Jens B Nielsen

Chalmers, Biologi och bioteknik, Systembiologi

Beijing University of Chemical Technology

BioInnovation Institute

Current Opinion in Biotechnology

0958-1669 (ISSN)

Vol. 73 34-42


Biokemi och molekylärbiologi


Bioinformatik och systembiologi





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