Escherichia coli cells producing a variety of pigments

FIGURE A5-4Escherichia coli cells producing a variety of pigments

From left to right, the first four tubes are derived from the carotenoid biosynthesis pathway, the last three from the violacein biosynthesis pathway. All of these pigment-producing pathways are available in BioBrick format from the Registry of Standard Biological Parts.

SOURCE: University of Cambridge, iGEM 2009.

From: A5, SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND THE ART OF BIOSENSOR DESIGN

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The Science and Applications of Synthetic and Systems Biology: Workshop Summary.
Institute of Medicine (US) Forum on Microbial Threats.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2011.
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