Rhodopseudomonas palustris: A biotechnology chassis

Brandi Brown, Mark Wilkins, Rajib Saha

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Rhodopseudomonas palustris is an attractive option for biotechnical applications and industrial engineering due to its metabolic versatility and its ability to catabolize a wide variety of feedstocks and convert them to several high-value products. Given its adaptable metabolism, R. palustris has been studied and applied in an extensive variety of applications such as examining metabolic tradeoffs for environmental perturbations, biodegradation of aromatic compounds, environmental remediation, biofuel production, agricultural biostimulation, and bioelectricity production. This review provides a holistic summary of the commercial applications for R. palustris as a biotechnology chassis and suggests future perspectives for research and engineering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number108001
JournalBiotechnology Advances
StatePublished - Nov 2022


  • Bioplastic
  • Bioprocessing
  • Bioremediation
  • Biostimulant
  • Cell factory
  • Electricity
  • Hydrogen
  • Industrial biotechnology
  • Purple non-sulfur bacteria
  • Rhodopseudomonas palustris

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


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