Developing a fast growing diazotrophic cyanobacterial platform for bioproduction
We are developing Anabaena sp. PCC 33047, a fast-growing, photosynthetic, diazotrophic cyanobacteria as a production platform for advanced biofuels and nitrogen-containing petrochemical replacement compounds. Anabaena 33047 displays a doubling time of 3.8 hours under photoautotrophic and N2-fixing conditions. It exhibits the highest recorded conversion rate of CO2 into biomass in an oxygenic photosynthetic organism (3.0 g L-1 day-1). This cyanobacterium is high light tolerant, fixes nitrogen at an unusually high rate, and grows well in sea water. We are using a systems biology approach for the development of this novel cyanobacterial strain into a platform organism for bioproduction.
This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, Genomic Science Program under Award Number DE-SC0019386.