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Metabolically Engineering D-Lactate from Corynebacterium Glutamicum

Plastics used today are manufactured from oil, coal, natural gas, and contribute to environmental pollution. An alternative cost-effective bioplastic, “polylactic acid,” can be produced from D-lactate and L-lactate. D-lactic acid is the uncommon isomer and is not produced in high-levels by microorganisms. So, Corynebacterium glutamicum was metabolically engineered to produce D-lactate from biomass. C. glutamicum