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Synthetic biology: Engineered stable ecosystems

Co-culture of bacterial cells engineered with quorum-sensing and self-lysis circuits allows coupled oscillatory dynamics and stable states, opening the way to engineered microbial ecosystems with targeted dynamics and extending gene circuits to the ecosystem level.

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Figure 1: Ecosystem-scale engineered dynamics.


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Jaramillo, A. Synthetic biology: Engineered stable ecosystems. Nat Microbiol 2, 17119 (2017).

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