Synthesis of Recoded Bacterial Genomes toward Bespoke Biocatalysis

Pablo Ivan Nikel*

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Abstract

Ongoing efforts in synthetic biology aim at constructing (micro)organisms with (pre)defined properties. A recent breakthrough is the chemical synthesis of a recoded Escherichia coli genome by Fredens et al. (Nature, 2019). Besides the conceptual and technological tour de force, the consequences of this unprecedented effort for whole-cell biocatalysis are multifold.
Original languageEnglish
JournalTrends in Biotechnology
Volume37
Issue number10
Pages (from-to)1036-1038
Number of pages3
ISSN0167-7799
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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