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Fig. 3 | Biotechnology for Biofuels

Fig. 3

From: Production of alkanes from CO2 by engineered bacteria

Fig. 3

Balancing the relative expression levels of ADO and AAR. The alkane biosynthesis pathway consisting of SeADO and AAR was balanced by altering the ribosomal binding site (RBS) of AAR, while the RBS of SeADO was remained unchanged (strong). The sensor cells harboring the pathways with different RBS strengths were cultivated in minimal medium with 50 mM acetate. The expression of the alkane biosynthesis genes was induced with 10 or 100 µM IPTG, and the luminescence (upper panel) and fluorescence (lower panel) signals were measured. The cumulative luminescence signal reflects the amount of fatty aldehyde produced by the cells throughout the cultivation (relative to the control), and the relative fluorescence signal reflects the activation of the gfp expression in response to the alkanes produced by the cells. The negative control strain is the sensor strain without the alkane biosynthesis pathway. Average and standard deviation of two replicates are shown

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