Escherichia coli is commonly used as an bioindicator organism. But, what exactly is a bioindicator organism? A bioindicator organism refers to an organism able to indicate a particular event has occurred in an environment. 86 more words
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A team of scientists from Harvard University was able to successfully introduce a GIF into the genome of live Escherichia coli bacteria.
The GIF, an image with movement of a horse and its rider in black and white, was divided into 5 frames of which each pixel was encoded into nucleotides and placed into the DNA of the bacterium, using the… 163 more words
Chen Z, Yu D, He S, Ye H, Zhang L, Wen Y, Zhang W, Shu L, Chen S. Prevalence of Antibiotic-Resistant Escherichia coli in Drinking Water Sources in Hangzhou City. 231 more words
Metabolically engineered Escherichia coli (E. coli)is developed to biologically transform pX into TPA, a chemical necessary in the manufacturing of polyethylene terephthalate (PET). This biocatalysis system represents a greener and more efficient alternative to the traditional chemical methods for TPA production.The researchers utilized a metabolic engineering and synthetic biology approach to develop a recombinant microorganism that can oxidize pX into TPA using microbial fermentation. 72 more words
A British government-commissioned review has found that resistance to antibiotics could account for 10 million deaths a year and hit global gross domestic product by 2.0 to 3.5 percent by 2050… 320 more words