Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Materials & Chemicals
Materials Chemicals
Production Of 3-hydroxypropionic Acid In Recombinant Organisms
WARF: P99317US

Inventors: Douglas Cameron, Patrick Suthers

The Invention
The production of 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP) from glycerol in a bacterial host is described. 3-HP is a useful feedstock for the production of polymeric materials. The genetic engineering of a bacterial host with two enzymes is sufficient to enable production of 3-HP. One enzyme is a glycerol dehydratase and the other is an aldehyde dehydrogenase.
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