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Microbial Consortium Design Benefits from Metabolic Modeling
- Faust, Karoline
- Trends in biotechnology 2019 v.37 no.2 pp. 123-125
- biodegradation, biotechnology, experimental design, microorganisms, models
- Consortia outperform single microorganisms at multiple tasks. However, consortium design is challenging and successful application examples are rare. A major challenge is the selection of consortium members such that performance is optimized. In a recent publication, metabolic modeling has been successfully applied to aid consortium design.