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Grand Challenge Commentary: Chassis cells for industrial biochemical production

Nature Chemical Biology volume 6, pages 875877 (2010) | Download Citation

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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  1. Claudia E. Vickers and Jens O. Krömer are at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Australia.

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  2. Lars M. Blank is in the Laboratory of Chemical Biotechnology, TU Dortmund University, Dortmund, Germany.

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