Coding
ADC

Part:BBa_K590031

Designed by: Lei Zheng   Group: iGEM11_Washington   (2011-09-15)

Aldehyde Decarbonylase (ADC) - Synechococcus elongatus PCC7942

This part encodes an enzyme Aldehyde Decarbonylase (ADC) that removes the carbonyl group (C=O) from a fatty aldehyde, yielding an alkane one carbon shorter than the original aldehyde and a molecule of formate. Works together with Acyl-ACP Reductase (AAR) to produce odd chain length alkanes. This part is an important component of the PetroBrick, which generates alkanes using AAR and ADC.

Fatty Acid Biosynthesis.jpg

Usage and Biology

When AAR and ADC are co-expressed, they produce odd chain length alkanes from the cell's fatty acid biosynthetic pathway. Alkane production is enhanced when growing expression strains using the growth conditions developed by the 2011 University of Washington iGEM Team.


Sequence and Features

Assembly Compatibility:
  • 10
    COMPATIBLE WITH RFC[10]
  • 12
    COMPATIBLE WITH RFC[12]
  • 21
    INCOMPATIBLE WITH RFC[21]
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  • 23
    COMPATIBLE WITH RFC[23]
  • 25
    COMPATIBLE WITH RFC[25]
  • 1000
    COMPATIBLE WITH RFC[1000]


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