Biphasic whole-cell production of geranyl glucoside by recombinant Escherichia coli

Xenia Priebe, doctoral thesis Technical University of Munich, 2019

Escherichia coli cells expressing a plant glycosyltransferase were used as whole-cell biocatalysts for the glycosylation of geraniol. A rational selected biphasic system with the non-aqueous phase serving as an in situ substrate reservoir was applied. By providing an oxygen-abundant reaction environment and by deleting the enzyme responsible for undesired byproduct formation, geranyl glucoside was produced in high and so far unrivaled concentrations and yields in stirred-tank bioreactors.


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