For industrial fermentations usage of different carbon sources which are available in high quantities at low prices are possible, while competition with the food and feed resources can be avoided.
Moreover also high value compounds including the sesquiterpenoid valencene, the C40 carotenoids b-carotene and astaxanthin can be synthesised with this microorganism.
Chemical industry is facing an increasing demand on food and feed composites. Therefore, in seek for alternative and renewable sources, bacterial fermentation has become into focus in several chemical production areas. The offered invention provides such a source for astaxanthin, lysin and other carotenoid production.
- Renewable source for high value carotenoids
- New biosynthetic route
- Besides lysine also different carotenoids, astaxanthin or decaprenoxanthin reachable
- Simultaneous production of amino acids, carotenoids and astaxanthin
- Only one fermentation step for multiple target compounds
- Simple extraction of products from C. glutamicum cells
Simultaneous production of lysine, astaxanthin and other carotenoids has been tested in a laboratory scale. This production of C40/C50 carotenoids and the amino acid lysine in one cultivation is possible with the strains used and constructed in this invention. Up-scaling for industrial usage in terms of fermentation conditions needs to be established.
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