Chris Palmer, BioTechniques, 3 August 2016 http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-364908.html#.V6ScsdIrLct
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.