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Get going at low temperatures

It is still winter outside, and some may wish warmer temperatures to come soon. While humans sometimes need warmth to get going, cold-inducible promoters from Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells turned out to be interesting tools for the production of

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Gene switch in yeast discovered

Scientists from the Department of Biotechnology at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) Vienna and the Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (acib) discovered a gene switch in yeast, that was able to change twelve genes – and

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Key for citric acid production discovered

The responsible transport gene that allows the production of lemon acid in large quantities was recently discovered. A breakthrough! Citric acid is – in terms of quantity – the most important microbially produced natural substance in the world with an

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