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Metabolic Model of E. Coli Reveals How Bacterial Growth Responds to Temperature Change
June 6, 2013
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Bioengineers at the University of California, San Diego, have developed a computational model of 1,366 genes in E. coli that includes 3-D protein structures and has enabled them to compute the temperature sensitivity of the bacterium's proteins. The study, published June 7 in the journal Science, opens the door for engineers to create heat-tolerant microbial strains for production of commodity chemicals, therapeutic proteins and other industrial applications.Full Story
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