New Illustration: Yeastie Boys, a powerhouse for synthetic biology


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An interpretation of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, a model for synthetic biology

When it comes to synthetic biology, two species of microorganisms should automatically come to mind; E. coli and the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae.  Both have been used extensively for proof of principle research. Thanks to these investigations, both are able to synthesize a drop-in biodiesel. 

More Yeastie Boys images available here.

 

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