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Chapter 14

Synthetic Biology for Organic Syntheses

In this chapter, we explore the chances as well as the limitations of synthetic biology for green chemistry. We briefly introduce the principles of synthetic biology for the design and synthesis of new biological systems. For two hallmark examples, the biosynthesis of artemisinic acid and vanillin in microbial hosts, we illustrate how green chemistry can benefit from the support of synthetic biology.

Print publication date: 14 Mar 2016
Copyright year: 2016
Print ISBN: 978-1-78262-467-7
PDF eISBN: 978-1-78262-594-0
ePub eISBN: 978-1-78262-747-0
From the book series:
Green Chemistry Series