Integrating ecology into biotechnology

McMahon, KD, Martin, HG and Hugenholtz, P (2007) Integrating ecology into biotechnology. Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 18 3: 287-292. doi:10.1016/j.copbio.2007.04.007

Author McMahon, KD
Martin, HG
Hugenholtz, P
Title Integrating ecology into biotechnology
Journal name Current Opinion in Biotechnology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0958-1669
Publication date 2007-06
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.copbio.2007.04.007
Volume 18
Issue 3
Start page 287
End page 292
Total pages 6
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Abstract New high-throughput culture-independent molecular tools are allowing the scientific community to characterize and understand the microbial communities underpinning environmental biotechnology processes in unprecedented ways. By creatively leveraging these new data sources, microbial ecology has the potential to transition from a purely descriptive to a predictive framework, in which ecological principles are integrated and exploited to engineer systems that are biologically optimized for the desired goal. But to achieve this goal, ecology, engineering and microbiology curricula need to be changed from the very root to better promote interdisciplinarity. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Journal issue: Energy biotechnology / Environmental biotechnology

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
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