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Alexandra is an undergraduate research assistant at Miami University - Ohio.

Learning From Nature: Using Microbial Consortia To Improve Biochemical Synthesis

In the early 1900s, Henry Ford revolutionized mass production with the development of the assembly line: a method of combining every step of a production process in a way that optimizes efficiency. Today, metabolic engineers look to apply a similar principle for the mass-production of chemicals with the advent of synthetic microbial consortia. Metabolic engineering