Synthetic Biology Strategies for Polyhydroxyalkanoate Synthesis
Synthetic biologists are trying to apply engineering principles in biology to create an artificial world with unlimited possibilities. The guiding principle is to look beyond finding the solutions and to create new ones. Synthetic biologists are now routinely designing synthetic genetic circuits in bacteria and yeast. The major aim is to use microbes as cell factories for the production of bioactive compounds with a particular focus on drugs, biofuels, and biopolymers. In this chapter, we emphasize on understanding the synthetic biology approaches and their role in creating polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA)-producing microbial factories.
KeywordsPolylactic Acid Synthetic Biology Genetic Circuit Genetic Switch Synthetic Biologist
The authors wish to thank the CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), Delhi, Government of India for providing support.
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