Breakthrough could see bacteria used as cell factories to produce biofuels

31-breakthroughSource: Science Daily

Date:August 29, 2018

Source:University of Kent

Summary:Biologists have developed a new technique for manipulating small cell structures for use in a range of biotechnical applications including the production of biofuels and vaccines.

A new technique for manipulating small cell structures for use in a range of biotechnical applications including the production of biofuels and vaccines has been developed by a team of scientists led by the University of Kent.

The researchers did this by creating an improved system to allow for the synthesis of nano-reactors within cells that can be used to help convert sugar into fuel. The same technology can be used to coat nano-particles with proteins so that they can be used to generate vaccines.

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