Light-powered microbes are super-producing chemical factories

Journal Reference: Yoshihiro Toya, Yoko Hirono-Hara, Hidenobu Hirayama, Kentaro Kamata, Ryo Tanaka, Mikoto Sano, Sayaka Kitamura, Kensuke Otsuka, Rei Abe-Yoshizumi, Satoshi P. Tsunoda, Hiroshi Kikukawa, Hideki Kandori, Hiroshi Shimizu, Fumio Matsuda, Jun Ishii, Kiyotaka Y. Hara. Optogenetic reprogramming of carbon metabolism using light-powering microbial proton pump systems. Metabolic Engineering, 2022; 72: 227 DOI: 10.1016/j.ymben.2022.03.012 In … Read more

Microbes produce oxygen in the dark

Journal Reference: Beate Kraft, Nico Jehmlich, Morten Larsen, Laura A. Bristow, Martin Könneke, Bo Thamdrup, Donald E. Canfield. Oxygen and nitrogen production by an ammonia-oxidizing archaeon. Science, 2022; 375 (6576): 97 DOI: 10.1126/science.abe6733 The study is led by Beate Kraft and Donald E. Canfield from University of Southern Denmark and published in the journal Science. … Read more

Smart and sustainable food packaging keeps harmful microbes at bay

Journal Reference: Zeynep Aytac, Jie Xu, Suresh Kumar Raman Pillai, Brian D. Eitzer, Tao Xu, Nachiket Vaze, Kee Woei Ng, Jason C. White, Mary B. Chan-Park, Yaguang Luo, Philip Demokritou. Enzyme- and Relative Humidity-Responsive Antimicrobial Fibers for Active Food Packaging. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2021; 13 (42): 50298 DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c12319 The waterproof food packaging … Read more

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