Research on the efficient biosynthesis of nitrogenous substances using artificially optimized nitrogen fixing cyanobacteria

Research Project Outline

Nitrogen fixing cyanobacteria synthesize nitrogenous substances such as amino acids in the cell using atmospheric nitrogen gas as a major material. On this process they first produce ammonia and use them for the biosynthesis of amino acids. Our research goal is the establishment of the new technology to produce nitrogenous substances using nitrogen fixing cyanobacteria. For the purpose we will optimize the metabolic pathway of the bacteria for the production and invent the new technology to obtain objective compounds from the cell culture.

Research Director
Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology
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Creation of Basic Technology for Improved Bioenergy Production through Functional Analysis and Regulation of Algae and Other Aquatic Microorganisms
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