Team:Gaston Day School/Basic Part

Basic Parts

AdhP BBa_K2536000
EutG BBa_K2536005


AdhP is an Alcohol dehydrogenase Propanol-preferring.

AdhP converts a primary alcohol to an aldehyde and converts a secondary alcohol to a ketone.

Alcohol dehydrogenases are involved in the final production steps of isobutanol, therefore overexpression should increase the amount of isobutanol produced.


EutG is a part of the ethanolamine degradation pathway

Deletion of EutG is shown to enhance the production of isobuteraldehyde at the expense of isobutanol.

EutG has isobutyraldehyde reductase activity which helps shift the balance of isobutanol: isobuteraldehyde in favor of isobutanol.