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Design and construction of synthetic microbial consortia in China

By Ming-Zhu Ding, Hao Song, En-Xu Wang, Yue Liu and Ying-Jin Yuan


The rapid development of synthetic biology enables the design, construction and optimization of synthetic microbial consortia to achieve specific functions. In China, the “973” project-“Design and Construction of Microbial Consortia” was funded by the National Basic Research Program of China in January 2014. It was proposed to address the fundamental challenges in engineering natural microbial consortia and reconstructing microbial consortia to meet industrial demands. In this review, we will introduce this “973” project, including the significance of microbial consortia, the fundamental scientific issues, the recent research progresses, and some case studies about synthetic microbial consortia in the past two and a half years

Topics: Microbial consortia, Synthetic biology, “973” project of China, Biotechnology, TP248.13-248.65, Biology (General), QH301-705.5
Publisher: KeAi
Year: 2016
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.synbio.2016.08.004
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