Producing Biomaterials (Microbes as Machines)

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Silk fibers spun from recombinant protein expressed in 'E. coli' [1].

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The fibre spun with the native-sized recombinant spider silk protein showed similar mechanical properties to native spider silk, thus opening the possibility of its wide range of industrial and biomedical applications. [1].

Required Reading/Viewing

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  1. Error fetching PMID 20660779: [Xia2010]
    Production of spider silk in E. coli.
  2. Nova's ‘Making Stuff’ Explores Spinning of Steel-Strength Spider Silk (5 min) [Nova2011]
    Shows the largest piece of spider silk textile in the world and talks about 'spider goats'.

Assigned Papers

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  1. Error fetching PMID 25240674: [Zhong2014]
    Mussel adhesion proteins on 'E. coli'
  2. Error fetching PMID 24194735: [Dhami2013]
    Self-healing concrete
  3. Error fetching PMID 10066830: [Madison1999]
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