In the middle of 1984, Dr. Gen-ya Chiba, vice-president of the ERATO Project, visited my office at RIKEN. He told me that he was going to set up a fourth ERATO project and that I was a strong candidate for what was called the abnormal microbes research project. I asked what the definition of abnormal microbes was and how the research was to be funded. To my surprise he told me that the definition of the microbes was up to me and that the funding would be 1 million dollars a year for 5 years.
KeywordsBiochemical Reaction Pseudomonas Putida Trisodium Citrate Halophilic Archaea Solvent Tolerance
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