Bacteria Engineered With Synthetic Circadian Clocks

The processes of the human body are governed by the circadian clock that sets the natural daily rhythm. A study published in the Cell Reports indicates that even bacteria have a circadian clock. The researchers have designed synthetic microbes in an attempt to discover how the circadian clock runs and how it can be manipulated. Michael Rust, senior author, says that the mechanism is governed by clock proteins sensing metabolic activity.

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