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Grand Challenge Commentary: Chassis cells for industrial biochemical production

Hyper-performing whole-cell catalysts are required for the renewable and sustainable production of petrochemical replacements. Chassis cells—self-replicating minimal machines that can be tailored for the production of specific chemicals—will provide the starting point for designing these hyper-performing 'turbo cells'.

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Figure 1: Designing hyper-producing whole-cell catalysts.


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Vickers, C., Blank, L. & Krömer, J. Grand Challenge Commentary: Chassis cells for industrial biochemical production. Nat Chem Biol 6, 875–877 (2010).

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