Microbiological production of hydrocarbons
This special issue belongs to
|Journal of Petroleum Engineering & Technology|
Deadline for Manuscript Submission
|March 31st, 2023|
Deadline for Publication
|April 15, 2023|
Special Issue Description
The review compiles information comparing the intracellular hydrocarbons of various microorganisms (cyanobacteria, aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, yeasts, and mycelial fungi). Cyanobacteria are unique in their capacity to create 7- and 8-methylheptadecane, whereas photosynthetic bacteria are characterized by the production of cyclic hydrocarbons, although long-chain hydrocarbons are more common in fungi.
Certain systematic groups of microorganisms are characterized by specific compositions of intracellular hydrocarbons. Microorganisms' ability to synthesize hydrocarbons depends in large part on the growth conditions that allow for the physiological control of that process. Explanatory examples are provided for the microbiological processes involved in the generation of extracellular aliphatic and volatile non-methane hydrocarbons.
There are described biosynthetic pathways for volatile non-methane hydrocarbons, isoprenoids, and straight-chain, branched, and volatile non-methane hydrocarbons. Different microorganisms seem to have unique mechanisms for synthesizing hydrocarbons.
*Microbial hydrocarbons *Biofuel *Biosynthesis *Volatile hydrocarbons *microorganism *Cyanobacteria
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