Bioreporters in microbial ecology.

  title={Bioreporters in microbial ecology.},
  author={Johan H. J. Leveau and Steven E. Lindow},
  journal={Current opinion in microbiology},
  volume={5 3},
Bioreporters are effective research tools for gaining an understanding of a microbe's perception of the world. Fitted with a fusion of an environmentally responsive promoter to a suitable reporter gene, a bacterial or fungal bioreporter is able to communicate its metabolic or transcriptional behavior in a habitat, and furnish us with information on the chemical, physical or biological properties of its immediate surroundings. This review details recent developments in the use of such… CONTINUE READING

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