Web Date: February 12, 2016
Gene Circuit Boosts High-Temperature Fermentation
Many of today’s pharmaceuticals, biofuels, and other chemicals are produced by microbial fermentation. But the churning metabolism of bacteria in a bioreactor raises the cells’ temperature, which in turn causes heat stress that hobbles production efficiency. Now, researchers have devised a gene network that boosts the efficiency of Escherichia coli, a workhorse of industrial fermentation, at high temperatures (ACS Synth. Biol. 2016; DOI: . . .
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