Escherichia coli expressing chromoproteins
Mark Youles, Nicola Patron and Andrew Davis
Synthetic biology is an approach to engineering biology. To program cells to perform new functions, bioengineers need molecular tools that allow multiple DNA molecules to be assembled together cheaply, quickly and accurately. These three experiments show laboratory strains of E.coli used for the efficient assembly of separate DNA molecules required to make chromoproteins (coloured proteins) from different coral species in a one-pot, one-step reaction.