Systems biology of lactic acid bacteria: a critical review

  title={Systems biology of lactic acid bacteria: a critical review},
  author={Bas Teusink and Herwig Bachmann and Douwe Molenaar},
  booktitle={Microbial cell factories},
Understanding the properties of a system as emerging from the interaction of well described parts is the most important goal of Systems Biology. Although in the practice of Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) physiology we most often think of the parts as the proteins and metabolites, a wider interpretation of what a part is can be useful. For example, different strains or species can be the parts of a community, or we could study only the chemical reactions as the parts of metabolism (and forgetting… CONTINUE READING