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TitleMolecular aspects of bacterial nanocellulose biosynthesis
Author(s)Jacek, Paulina
Dourado, Fernando
Gama, F. M.
Bielecki, Stanislaw
Issue date2019
PublisherWiley
JournalMicrobial Biotechnology
CitationJacek, Paulina; Dourado, Fernando; Gama, F. M.; Bielecki, Stanislaw, Molecular aspects of bacterial nanocellulose biosynthesis. Microbial Biotechnology, 12(4), 633-649, 2019
Abstract(s)Bacterial nanocellulose (BNC) produced by aerobic bacteria is a biopolymer with sophisticated technical properties. Although the potential for economically relevant applications is huge, the cost of BNC still limits its application to a few biomedical devices and the edible product Nata de Coco, made available by traditional fermentation methods in Asian countries. Thus, a wider economic relevance of BNC is still dependent on breakthrough developments on the production technology. On the other hand, the development of modified strains able to overproduce BNC with new properties e.g. porosity, density of fibres crosslinking, mechanical properties, etc. will certainly allow to overcome investment and cost production issues and enlarge the scope of BNC applications. This review discusses current knowledge about the molecular basis of BNC biosynthesis, its regulations and, finally, presents a perspective on the genetic modification of BNC producers made possible by the new tools available for genetic engineering.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/60535
DOI10.1111/1751-7915.13386
ISSN17517907
e-ISSN17517915
Publisher versionhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/17517915
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
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