Biotechnological production of short-chain fatty acids
What is it about?
In this work we present a study on the biotechnological production of short-chain fatty acids derived from the depolimerization of wheat straw lignin. To that end, we used the aromatic degradation capacity of mitosporic fungi Aspergillus fumigatus.
Why is it important?
We strongly believe that there is scarcity of information regarding the generation of short-chain fatty acids derived from the depolimerization of lignin into aromatic compounds; this is important because fatty acids represent compounds of industrial and energetic value. We have found previous reports in the BTJ (HTTP://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2007.08.054) declaring the usage of wheat straw by physicochemical methods; also, whenever using wheat straw, most reports make use only of the cellulose and hemicellulose components, leaving the lignin part as recalcitrant and less studied.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Eduardo Baltierra Trejo and Dr L. Marquez-Benavides