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Synthetic Biology

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Attention for Chapter 3: Methods for Generating Microbial Cocultures that Grow in the Absence of Fixed Carbon or Nitrogen
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  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (69th percentile)

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Chapter title
Methods for Generating Microbial Cocultures that Grow in the Absence of Fixed Carbon or Nitrogen
Chapter number 3
Book title
Synthetic Biology
Published in
Methods in molecular biology, January 2018
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4939-7795-6_3
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-1-4939-7794-9, 978-1-4939-7795-6
Authors

Matthew J. Smith, Matthew B. Francis

Abstract

This work is motivated by both (1) the desire to make interesting products without the reliance on fixed carbon or fixed nitrogen using microbial cocultures, and (2) the desire to develop new methods for growing microbial communities. The bioplastic polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB), for example, is considered prohibitively expensive to make from sugar (compared to polypropylene). Utilizing and building on engineered strains of Synechococcus elongatus and Azotobacter vinelandii, we have combined a nitrogen-fixing organism with a carbon-fixing organism to make PHB from air, water, sunlight, and trace minerals. Our observations of coculture growth in batch culture led us to develop an improved system based on manipulating the osmotic pressure within a hydrogel. The methods we used to develop this coculture are described in detail in the following chapter, including notes detailing some of our additional observations or thoughts on this system.

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 3 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 33%
Researcher 1 33%
Unknown 1 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 33%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 33%
Unknown 1 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 May 2018.
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#2,988,258
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#840
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#79,965
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#2
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