Approaches to semi-synthetic minimal cells: a review

@article{Luisi2005ApproachesTS,
  title={Approaches to semi-synthetic minimal cells: a review},
  author={Pier Luigi Luisi and Francesca Ferri and Pasquale Stano},
  journal={Naturwissenschaften},
  year={2005},
  volume={93},
  pages={1-13}
}
Following is a synthetic review on the minimal living cell, defined as an artificial or a semi-artificial cell having the minimal and sufficient number of components to be considered alive. We describe concepts and experiments based on these constructions, and we point out that an operational definition of minimal cell does not define a single species, but rather a broad family of interrelated cell-like structures. The relevance of these researches, considering that the minimal cell should also… Expand
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