SEARCH

SEARCH BY CITATION

Abstract

Cover illustration

Special Issue: Systems Metabolic Engineering. Metabolic engineering combines a mix of approaches, including in silico modeling, omics studies, synthetic biology and protein engineering to improve microorganism strains for increased yields and reduced production costs of desirable chemicals. Such an achievement is exemplified on this Special Issue's cover, which shows an electron microscopy image of Corynebacterium glutamicum that has been engineered to produce a sustainable bio-nylon monomer from hemicellulose sugar found in the cell walls of plants. Image provided by Buschke et al.