Could Vibrio natriegens replace E. Coli as the laboratory cloning workhorse?

Chris Palmer, BioTechniques, 3 August 2016

Since its widespread adoption in the early 1980s, recombinant DNA technology has relied on E. coli.  The lab of George Church has now sequenced and proposed Vibrio natriegens as a better organism for routine cloning.  V. natriegens is a free living nonpathogenic bacteria that has a generation time of 14.8 minutes (2.1x faster than E. coli) reducing wait time for researchers.  Church’s lab is currently working on using CRISPR to help understand V. natriegens’ growth rate.

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