BioPort’s research paper “Identification and importance of mitochondrial citrate carriers and ATP citrate lyase for glycolipid production in Starmerella bombicola” has been published in Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology.

Key Points:
• Starmerella bombicola is an industrially relevant microbial cell factory for biosurfactant production.
• There are 32 predicted mitochondrial carriers in S. bombicola.
• Citrate mitochondrial carriers SbYhm2 and SbCtp1 are essential for glycolipid synthesis in S. bombicola.
• Deletion of SbAcl1 negatively affects growth and sophorolipid production in S. bombicola.

The full article can be found online.