The contribution of microbial biotechnology to sustainable development goals

Kenneth Timmis, Willem M. de Vos, Juan Luis Ramos, Siegfried E. Vlaeminck, Auxiliadora Prieto, Antoine Danchin, Willy Verstraete, Victor de Lorenzo, Sang Yup Lee, Harald Brüssow, James Kenneth Timmis*, Brajesh K. Singh

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The signature and almost unique characteristic of microbial technology is the exceptional diversity of applications it can address, and the exceptional range of human activities and needs to which it is and can be applied. Precisely because sustainability goals have very diverse and complex components and requirements, microbial technology has the ability to contribute substantively on many levels in many arenas to global efforts to achieve sustainability. Indeed, microbial technology could be viewed as a unifying element in our progress towards sustainability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)984-987
JournalMicrobial Biotechnology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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