Microbial Synthetic Biology, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124171184
  • ISBN-13: 9780124171183
  • DDC: 660.6
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 240 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The 40th volume of Methods in Microbiology focuses on microbial synthetic biology. Synthetic biology is a rapidly growing discipline that builds on well-established principles of genetic engineering and biotechnology by integrating computational and engineering approaches to the design and construction of novel biological systems. This volume addresses some of the major technical challenges stand in the way of achieving a radical step-change in our ability to engineer complex multi-scaled biological systems. These include: the application of computation intelligence to the design of synthetic microbial systems, design automation and constraints; the impact of noise and stochasticity; the engineering of biosensors; the characteristic of a model bacterial chassis. A key issue in Synthetic Biology is that of its social dimensions and a chapter is dedicated to the important issue.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in the Series.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Computational Intelligence in the Design of Synthetic Microbial Genetic Systems.
2: Constraints in the Design of the Synthetic Bacterial Chassis.
3: Social Dimensions of Microbial Synthetic Biology.
4: Bacillus Subtilis: Model Gram-Positive Synthetic Biology Chassis.
5: Engineering Microbial Biosensors.
6: Noise and Stochasticity in Gene Expression: A Pathogenic Fate Determinant.
7: Platforms for Genetic Design Automation.
Color Plate.