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.
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- Illustration of the world of synthetic biology: a new phase in science (mhrussel.wordpress.com)
- Synthetic Biology on E. Coli (stanfordsynbiosis.wordpress.com)