Standardization for natural product synthetic biology

Huimin Zhao*, Marnix H. Medema

*Corresponding author for this work

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Standardization is one of the foundational features of modern-day engineering, and the use of standardized parts and processes is a key element that distinguishes bona fide synthetic biology from traditional genetic engineering. Here, we discuss the role of standardization in natural product synthetic biology, focusing on standardization of data on biosynthetic pathways and gene clusters, as well as the role of standardization in the process of biosynthetic gene cluster engineering.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)920-924
JournalNatural Product Reports
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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