Novel approaches to the biosynthesis of vanillin

Nicholas J. Walton, Arjan Narbad, Craig B. Faulds, Gary Williamson

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Microorganisms able to produce vanillin in excess of 6 g/l from ferulic acid have now been isolated. In Pseudomonas strains, the metabolic pathway from eugenol via ferulic acid to vanillin has been characterised at the enzymic and molecular genetic levels. Attempts to introduce vanillin production into other organisms by genetic engineering have begun.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)490-496
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Biotechnology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes

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