Contact: Robert Sanders
University of California - Berkeley
Caption: The enzyme pathway by which glucose is turned into n-butanol is set against the silhouette of an E. coli bacterium. The pathway, taken from Clostridium bacteria and inserted into E. coli, consists of five enzymes that convert acetyl-CoA, a product of glucose metabolism, into n-butanol (C4H9OH).
Credit: Michelle Chang/UC Berkeley
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