Novel sequencing technologies to support industrial biotechnology.

Novel sequencing technologies to support industrial biotechnology.

FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2018 Aug 01;365(16):

Authors: Costessi A, van den Bogert B, May A, Ver Loren van Themaat E, Roubos JA, Kolkman MAB, Butler D, Pirovano W

Industrial biotechnology develops and applies microorganisms for the production of bioproducts and enzymes with applications ranging from food and feed ingredients and processing to bio-based chemicals, biofuels and pharmaceutical products. Next generation DNA sequencing technologies play an increasingly important role in improving and accelerating microbial strain development for existing and novel bio-products via screening, gene and pathway discovery, metabolic engineering and additional optimization and understanding of large-scale manufacturing. In this mini-review, we describe novel DNA sequencing and analysis technologies with a focus on applications to industrial strain development, enzyme discovery and microbial community analysis.

PMID: 30010862 [PubMed – in process]

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