Genetically engineered microbial fuel cells

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This article reviews the advances that were made towards the understanding and the improvement of electron transfer and communication between living cells and electrodes with a specific emphasis on microbial fuel cells and bioelectrical systems. It summarizes the efforts that were made thus far to improve electron transfer between microorganisms and electrodes using the genetically based understanding of electron transfer in such organisms and the manipulations that can be performed to improve the transfer and subsequently control over power output. Future directions in the field are also reviewed and suggested in this article.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)822-831
Number of pages10
Issue number7-8
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2010


  • Electron transfer pathway
  • Fuel cells
  • Microbial fuel cells
  • Nanowires
  • Surface display

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry


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