Synthetic sports: A bacterial relay race

J. P. Badalamenti, L. E. Weiss, C. J. Buckno, T. L. Richard, P. S. Weiss, P. C. Cirino

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Abstract

Pennsylvania State University is well known for the breadth and depth of its athletic programs. But, until last year, the Penn State Athletic Department had focused on tuition-paying and scholarship-funded eukaryotes, while bacteria had languished in neglect. To reconcile this apparent inequity, we designed a bacterial relay race. We eventually hope to have a multi-leg relay race with laps, but for the initial iGEM competition the project was simplified to a 'hand-off' where a group of motile bacteria would encounter an immotile group, transferring a signal to turn on the latter's motility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-63
Number of pages3
JournalIET Synthetic Biology
Volume1
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 15 2007

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