• Synthetic biology in biofilms: Tools, challenges, and opportunities

    15 days ago - By Wiley

    Abstract
    The field of synthetic biology seeks to program living cells to perform novel functions with applications ranging from environmental biosensing to smart cell‐based therapeutics. Bacteria are an especially attractive chassis organism due to their rapid growth, ease of genetic manipulation, and ability to persist across many environmental niches. Despite significant progress in bacterial synthetic biology, programming bacteria to perform novel functions outside the well‐controlled laboratory context remains challenging. In contrast to planktonic laboratory growth, bacteria in nature...
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