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Pseudomonas putida in the quest of programmable chemistry

Traditional microbial biotechnology is in the midst of a deep transformation brought about by conceptual and technical breakthroughs, as well as by the major change of socioeconomic context generically known as the 4th Industrial Revolution. Pseudomonas putida has recently received a considerable attention as the basis for developing whole-cell catalysts, due to several reasons such as its stress endurance properties, its metabolic versatility, and its physiological robustness.

This article reviews the ongoing journey of this bacterium: from a soil-dweller, root-colonizer microbe to a programmable catalyst for executing complex biotransformations.

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