Analyzing Environmental Microbes for Genomic Regions Promoting Ionic Liquid Tolerance in E. coliSTAR (STEM Teacher and Researcher) Presentations
AbstractIonic liquids (ILs) are promising as solvents to increase the efficiency of biofuel production; however, ILs are toxic to microbes used in the fermentation of liquid fuels. To engineer IL resistant biofuel hosts, environmental bacteria were screened for tolerance, and these were used to create gene libraries to test in E. coli. Future characterization of these libraries using molecular techniques will be used to identify genes that contribute IL-tolerance to transformed microbes.
MentorMichael P Thelen
Lab siteLawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
Citation InformationAnn Nguyen, Alison Richins, Thomas Rüegg, Steven Singer, et al.. "Analyzing Environmental Microbes for Genomic Regions Promoting Ionic Liquid Tolerance in E. coli" (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michael_thelen/2/