Scientists have figured out how to genetically modify bacteria to produce super-strong spider silk. press release – Finding a way for mass production of material can lead to excessive fabric and, possibly, even space suits of the new generation. and they tend to eat each other.
Change the gene to produce a silk spider on a bacterium, as it is now a normal production process, and it is discarded. materials are very often limited, "said Fuchong Zhang, a leading researcher at Washington University in St. Louis, in a press release. "My laboratory is interested in engineering microorganisms so that we can not only produce these materials but also make them even better." they were integrated into the bacterial genome, a study that will be presented on Tuesday at a meeting of the American Chemical Association in the spring of 201
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