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Enlisting bacteria to make your nylon for you

A Los Alamos team, in collaboration with two other national laboratories, found a way to identify and delete three genes of the P. putida genes that were making the production of muconate difficult

a new biosensor from Los Alamos identifies the bacterial colonies with the greatest productivity of an important biochemical for production of nylon and other related products."

It's not about how fast you grow, it's how bright you are. . . a new biosensor from Los Alamos identifies the bacterial colonies with the greatest productivity of an important biochemical for production of nylon and other related products.